N E W S L E T T E R H I T S
The Good and the Meh to Lawn Removal -- some of the top methods with benefits and drawbacks.
Five Tips For a Low Maintenance Garden -- think like an ecosystem and be rewarded.
Why I Prefer Clay Garden Soil -- it's all it's cracked up to be.
No, We Don't Just Need to Plant More Milkweed -- monarchs and wildlife need much more than host plants, but it's hard to see the milkweed for the prairie.
How to Pass Weed Inspection -- yes, everything in this post works, tried and true.
Why Plants Are Better at Mulching Than Mulch -- stop the annual delivery of yards and yards of dead tree.
Native Plant Cultivars 101 -- what are they and how they compare to straight species plants for wildlife value.
Modular Matrix Design -- using small garden plans to create a larger landscape.
Honey Bees Compete With Native Bees -- a collection of articles showing how native bees need our help more.
Stop Gardening By Hardiness Zone -- if your intent is to garden for the ecosystem and with less management, rethink plant choices.
Just Say No to No Mow May -- people are ready to do better, so let's rethink lawn spaces in general.
Spring Clean Up Doesn't Begin at 50 Degrees -- do you even need to clean up, and why?
Why Wildlife Gardeners Need to Become Garden Designers ASAP -- we have to meet people and nature in the middle.
Using Latin Plant Names is Actually Easier -- if you want accurate information that save you time and frustration.
Why Lawn Is Easier to Maintain Than a Natural Garden -- you'll be surprised by this post!
Dandelions Don't Provide Good Nutrition -- why that is and native plants that bloom before or alongside exotic dandelions.
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