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Creating a Pollinator-friendly Landscape


 

In 2012, we began planning a new office landscape with a focus on native plants, grasses, shrubs and trees that would be

  • pollinator-friendly
  • well-adapted to the climate and soil
  • attractive
  • low-maintenance.

During the first phase, we removed the old landscape from one area near the entrance to the office. We added cypress mulch and drip irrigation.

We then planted buffalo grass, a drought-tolerant, low-mow native, as well as specimen plantings of other native grasses, a variety of wildflowers, as well as shrubs and trees. We added weatherproof labels and watched the garden take shape.

The goal was to create a landscape attract to pollinators throughout the growing season that would also be a great outdoor classroom during workshops and tours.

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