Four good reasons why you should commit an area of your yard to wildlife. First, by every measure, earth is losing natural habitat.
Just like humans, wildlife need water. They use it for drinking and bathing, and some animals live in water or hide in it.
Mulch makes a big difference to planting beds. It helps to reduce evaporation, maintain soil temperature and more.
Sample plans and native plant lists for specific regions: Northwest, Midwest, West.
Locate large trees away from property lines, plant flowers in color groups and odd numbers, curve pathways. More.
Wildlife need to feel safe in your yard: Dense shrubs, brush piles, stacked firewood, tall grasses, trees, and for some animals, water. Plus more.
Your yard needn’t be wild-looking to attract wildlife. But it does need to provide the four essentials they need for survival.