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Why Plant Natives?
  • Low maintenance
  • Helps support bee populations
  • Less fertilizer and traditional maintenance than typical lawns
  • Great for wildlife (butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.)
  • Requires less water
Setting Up A Native Garden
  • Make sure to check local ordinances
    • Some communities have rules for regulating native planting
  • It is important to know which species are native to your area
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Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
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DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-6563
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