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Certify Your Garden 20% Discount!

posted May 17, 2020, 2:55 PM by Roxie Rochat
Garden For Wildlife Month 
Certify Your Garden 20% Discount, and a Tree Will Be Planted in Your Honor
Spring is here… and that means it’s baby season for wildlife! Help wildlife this spring by providing a safe place for wildlife to raise their young. By providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young the National Wildlife Federation will recognize your garden or landscape as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat. Certify today, and National Wildlife Federation will plant a tree for wildlife in your honor.

Here are a few ways you can provide wildlife with a place to raise their young:

  • Use native plants in your garden. Butterflies and moths need native plants such as Aster, ocean spray, red-stem dogwood, goldenrod, bleeding heart, willows, and red-flowering currant. Remember specific caterpillars eat specific native plants, including nettles, so keep a place for nettles to host butterflies.
  • Songbirds feed on insects native to native plants.
  • Birds nest in tree branches or in cavities in dead or decaying tree snags. Protect mature trees, keep snags standing, and plant new trees.
  • Provide a brush pile as shelter for insects, lizards, and a variety of other wildlife to nest and raise their young.
  • Create a backyard pond and provide frogs and other amphibians a place to lay their eggs and for tadpoles to grow into adults.
 Certify today  Use promo code GARDEN20  (https://www.nwf.org/CertifiedWildlifeHabitat?campaignid=WH20FSG)

By providing food, water, cover, and places for wildlife to raise their young you are eligible to have your yard recognized as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. When you certify, you’ll join over 241,000 gardeners across America who provide safe places for wildlife to thrive. And when you certify now, you’ll give a native tree to a community or school that will plant and care for it.

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