So, you bought your first home, and you’re ready to ready to transform your outdoor space into the thriving oasis of color and beauty you’ve been dreaming of. Planting shrubs and perennials is an excellent way to start, and this beginner's guide will walk you through the steps to create a garden that flourishes year after year. Even if you’ve never picked up a shovel, these tips will help you plant with confidence and watch your landscape bloom.
Implementing a well-designed rain garden is a rewarding way to promote sustainable water management practices and create a greener and more resilient landscape. Start building yours today!
Native perennials are perfect for establishing a habitat that welcomes these important pollinators. In this blog, we will explore the wonders of native pollinator-friendly perennials and their benefits to your garden ecosystem.
Creating a garden filled with pollinator perennials establishes much-needed habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, and more. The extensive color variations of pollinator perennials will not only enhance your curb appeal, but pollinators such as birds, butterflies, and bees will be racing to visit your landscape!
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Did you know that you can help save the bay from your own garden? If you live here in the Chesapeake watershed, water runs from your home all the way to the third-largest estuary in the world. Learn how you can make a difference and help save the bay!
Bats are perhaps one of the most misunderstood animals. While their fanged features and association with the Halloween season give them an ominous first impression, these winged creatures are some of our garden’s biggest helpers.
Pollination is the act of moving pollen grains from one flower to another in order to fertilize and eventually produce fruit and seeds. While pollen can be carried from flower to flower by wind, it is more often carried by insects and other animals which rely on these plants for nutrients. Read More...
In 2007, the US Senate dedicated one week in June as National Pollinator Week. This effort raised awareness of the declining pollinator populations and helped to educate people internationally about the importance of pollinators in the ecosystem.
Pollinators - or bees, birds, bats and other animals and insects that spread pollen are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce through pollination. Without the actions of pollinators, our food supply and surrounding landscapes would collapse.