Wherever you live, make it a refuge
Do you enjoy where you live, or is it just where you live?
Would you like more privacy and a more natural setting?
this website is about making it happen
Naturalize, without upsetting the neighbors or zoning code enforcement
Start small: add water to your home environment. Just about everyone--birds, neighbors, even code enforcers--love water features. Add something as small as a table top fountain, as modest as a 24-inch diameter tub, or as large as the pond of your dreams, and you will be amazed at how differently you feel about the place you call home.
Next step: choose a small area of your lawn to naturalize. Ideally this centers around your water feature, but it can also stand alone. Simply quit mowing an area and see what grows, or think big, plan it, and go for it!
ADD WATER, THE MORE THE BETTER
LEARN ABOUT YOUR GROWING ZONE
USE NATIVE PLANTS WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE
RULE #1: RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
LEARN ABOUT MOSQUITO FISH
BEFORE YOU PLANT, DO A BLOOM CALENDAR
DON'T CALL IT A WEED; IT'S A WILDFLOWER
BE BOLD, BUT KNOW YOUR ZONING CODES
EXPLORE THE GROUNDS
The Natural Yard
If you have a traditional modern grass lawn, you have a green desert devoid of life, dangerous chemicals underfoot--and a constant year-round maintenance problem. Replace it with a natural lawn--we chose Ladino clover because it met zoning requirements—and you bring life to your property, like this white-tail doe and her week-old fawn. You also free yourself from having to mow, water, and fertilize to keep it green.