January is for planning!

Northern Virginia natives can make your yard beautiful!  Now, as your garden lies dormant, is a good time to make plans.  Take stock of what you have –what do you like and what would you want to change.  Note light, moisture, and soil conditions around your yard, identify any problem areas, and consider your goals and how you want to use your space.    Sketch out a plan—nothing fancy is needed—that highlights existing features, general growing conditions in the different sections, and key changes you would like to make.

NOVA natives can make your plan a reality.  Planted in the right spot they provide color and interest year round, are ideally suited for regional conditions requiring minimal maintenance, and benefit native wildlife.

Resources

Native Plants for Northern Virginia

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservations Landscape

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Tried and True Plants. www.mgnv.org

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

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