Fall Checklist for the EcoBeneficial Landscape

Now that fall is approaching, is your landscape in good order?  Following some simple steps can prevent or lessen the impacts of a harsh winter, and lay the groundwork for best results in the spring. 1) If you have plants to be planted, get busy.  Newly-planted plants should be in the ground 6 to 8 weeks before hard frost occurs. …

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Fall Planting With Woodies – Native Trees & Shrubs

Some of our most ecologically-important native plants are trees and shrubs (aka woodies).  They provide critical structure and ecological function to our landscapes.  Some are early pollen sources for hungry bees, some have fruits, nuts or seeds for birds and mammals, some are host plants for butterflies, some are nesting sites for songbirds, and some, primarily evergreens, provide cover to…

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