Conservation Connection: Partners For Native Landscaping
(KPLR) – Spring will be here before you know it. So it`s not too soon to think about gardening and landscaping. Did you know using native plants can provide benefits for both you and wildlife? Community Conservation Planner Angie Weber filled John in on an upcoming workshop to help home landscapers and gardeners get the most out of Missouri natives.
Q. What are some reasons to use native plants?
- Better adapted to Missouri soils and climate
- Require less maintenance (watering, fertilizer, pesticides)
- Save money in the long run
- Benefits for native wildlife (attract bees, butterflies, birds, etc.)
- Provides multi-seasonal beauty
Q. Tell us about the workshop.
- Partners for Native Landscaping–A Workshop for Landowners
- 9-4 Saturday, February 23
- Powder Valley Nature Center
- Registration $20, includes lunch
Q. Who is it geared for?
- Both beginning and advanced
Q. What are some things you`ll be covering?
- How to landscape with native plants
- Alternatives to traditional turf
- Native alternatives for non-native plants
- Making rain gardens
- Identifying and controlling invasive plants
- Attracting pollinators
- Native plant sale and exhibitor tables
Partners for Native Landscaping–A Workshop for Landowners
February 23, 9:00-4:00
At Powder Valley Nature Center