Happy Earth Day, Saratoga! Looking for a simple way to give back to your planet and beautify your yard at the same time? Give native plants and naturalization a try!
Typical yard maintenance today involves mowing your lawn, spraying weeds, and spreading fertilizer over vast areas. Instead of spending time and money on these approaches, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recommends an alternative that is good for your wallet and for the environment.
- Acer rubrum (red maple)
- Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
- Aster novi-belgii (New York aster)
- Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower)
- Monarda didyma (bee balm)