Habitat Restoration Products
Habitat Restoration Plants and Their Benefits
Many people enjoy gardens that help restore natural habitats. Even a small garden plot that's stocked with habit restoration plants can turn your yard into an oasis for native birds, reptiles, plants, and animals. Habit restoration helps you stay in harmony with nature and heal the earth.
You can heal blighted, ruined areas of the landscape by creating a habitat that is safe, restored, and in tune with nature. It's a beautiful way to enjoy a type of gardening that gives back more than it takes out. A restored habitat will draw butterflies, hummingbirds, chipmunks, squirrels, songbirds and other friendly creatures to your garden.
Habitat Restoration Plants - Choosing Plants
What kinds of plants do you need for habitat restoration? It depends on the type of area you're trying to restore and the hardiness zone you live in.
You will need a combination of:
Wetlands plants. Add these if you have a pond or stream in your yard.
Native grasses. Let these take over for the green in your lawn.
Meadow grasses. Creating a small meadow area attracts birds and wildlife.
Wildflowers. These add beauty and color to your yard.
Brightly-colored native flowers. Use these to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
What Else Does Your Habitat Need?
Water source. You can create a pond, a fountain, a birdbath, or a rain garden.
Food sources for wildlife. Add fruit-bearing trees, berry bushes, and feeders.
Cover. Birds and wildlife need the protection of dense bushes, hedges, and trees.
Feeding and Fertilizing a Habitat
Avoid adding chemical fertilizer to your habitat. You can help it get started with a small amount of organic manure or compost.
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We carry a full stock of native flowers, plants, and grasses for every zone. Our plants arrive as active, healthy bare roots that you can plant immediately.