Tag: native landscaping

How ‘Green’ Is Your Lawn?

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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It’s true: A green lawn is not often a green lawn. Many of you already  know this, but neighborhood peer pressure keeps you reaching for weed spray, fertilizer and a lawnmower. When you step through your front door, do you feel like you’ve landed on the set of American Beauty? Do you worry that your attempts […]

Get Native, Backyard Birders!

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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The February 2009 issue of Conservation Biology has a research paper on the impacts of native plants on birds and butterflies in the suburbs of southeastern Pennsylvania. To my knowledge, this is the first scientific study to compare “standard” landscaping (lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs) with “native” landscaping (using grasses and other groundcovers, shrubs and […]

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