We are ON THE MAP with Doug Tallamy’s new native plant initiative called Homegrown National Park. And you can be ON THE MAP, too, with our help! With everyone home-based these days, join the movement to establish your yards not only as a beautiful space but as functional habitat for the web of life: mammals, birds, insects and soil microorganisms. Reducing the amount of lawn and converting this area to functional native plants is a key strategy. Native perennials, trees and shrubs can help you meet this goal of restoring and maintaining biodiversity. In the process, you’ll be sequestering carbon, reducing the need for watering, and attracting pollinators to a self-sustaining community. Native plants lend an authentic sense of place to your home. You should know that you are in New England. We’re skilled in selecting the most colorful and multi-season natives for your landscape.

Native perennials butterfly weed and purple coneflower draw in pollinators. Lee Gadway photo. 

More and more gardeners want to attract pollinators. For that we’ll need to provide nectar, places to roost, and food for the young.  Let us suggest a plant palette that will bring in the wildlife AND be sustainable.  Native trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers can all play a role.

Establishing a pollinator garden.

Lawn-alternative planting, in progress

Planting of a young redbud tree.

Encourage friendly flyers with plants they love

Mimicking nature’s design

Newt habitat

Spring bulbs in lawn

Reduce lawn and increase eco-friendly environments for native flora and fauna

Fern bank acts as a ground cover holding in soil on the slope