Saturday, June 4, 2016

4 Tips to Create a PNW Backyard Paradise

DIY Backyard Paradise


Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we are lucky enough to be in such an amazing climate. Best of all, you can replicate this natural beauty in your own backyard!


1.
Plant in fall or spring
September-March are the rainiest months. The warmest part of this rainy season creates an ideal environment for native species.


2.
Remove Non-native plants
These invasive species tend to crowd out native plants, limiting sun exposure, and absorbing necessary water and nutrients.


3.
Avoid pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.)
These are all harmful to wildlife. Even when you decide to go the “green” route, do your due diligence and check the labels.


4.
Sun lovers in the sun and shade lovers in the shade
Although the plant is native to your region, it may not be right for your yard. Pick another one, there are plenty more to choose from!

Download your full guide from OregonMetro.com

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