Design a Native Plant Garden
Do you have areas in your yard where grass doesn’t want to grow? A native plant garden may be the solution. Plant a variety of native plant species, or just a few. Then enjoy your beautiful, low-maintenance garden, knowing that you’re saving water, reducing air pollution and providing habitat for birds, beetles, bees and butterflies.
There’s room in almost every yard for a small native plant garden. A 10’x10′ pocket planting can be enough to provide pollinator habitat. Creating new areas of native plantings, as well as preserving remnant native vegetation, help preserve biodiversity.
A raingarden is a shallow depression that stores and absorbs rainwater, which is taken up by the long roots of native plants or soaks deep into the earth. Raingardens serve as water filters, collecting polluted stormwater before it reaches our lakes and streams.
This is the most beneficial choice for diversity, but creating a pollinator meadow requires space, time, and regular maintenance to succeed. The easiest way to achieve this might be to plant pocket gardens side by side, eventually growing them into a meadow.