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Just in Time for Pollinator Week – New Earth-Friendly Gardening Booklet Now Available

by Mary Wilson

Pollinator-friendly gardening and lawn practices are the focus of the newly published 40-page booklet entitled Earth-Friendly Gardening – One Yard at a Time.” It's yours free to download by clicking on the image at right.

This guide came about when its authors realized the dilemma faced by homeowners who want to maintain their yards without using pesticides but are faced with some difficult choices. The book offers some alternative solutions to common problems as well as background information on subjects relating to pollinators and their habitats.

Guide topics include managing soil health, caring for fruit trees, conifers, and roses, rethinking lawn care and fall clean-up, maintaining an organic vegetable garden, selecting deer resistant plants, choosing native perennials, and removing invasive species. Full-color photographs accompanying each article will help readers identify the various plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, beneficial insects and garden pests as they are discussed.

This informative and readable guide was written by members of Protect Our Pollinators (POP), a Newtown-based group that advocates for sustainable practices to benefit native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.