Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Garden Tour '24Two days of Garden Tours, Saturday May 4th (Bayside Cities) and Sunday May 5th (Inland Cities). In-Person Tours include many Green Home Tours along with the gardens. They are from 10am to 5pm. Register Here. More Information.

Ecologist Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” Provides a list of what you can do to take action and help the environment.

1) Shrink the lawn (here is a video on how to sheet mulch)
2) Remove invasive species (Mexican feather grass, for example)
3) Plant keystone species
4) Be generous with your plantings (plant trees at the same density they would be in a forest)
5) Reduce your nighttime light pollution
6) Network with your neighbors (be a role model)
7) Install a small water feature: the sound of gurgling water is irresistible to birds
8) Protect your caterpillars! As most caterpillars spend the winter on leaf litter or in the ground as pupa, leave the leaves
9) Do not use pesticides or fertilizers
10) Educate and help your neighbors to start their own HomeGrown National Park

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