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This is a growing list of resources to help you on your native garden journey. Lawn Gone Native occasionally emails from lovely people with new suggestions to add to the list. These suggestions are identified with an asterisk (*). Thank you to all the wonderful humans that shared their own resources!
Books to Read
The Living Landscape
By Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy
Bringing Nature Home
By Doug Tallamy
Planting in a Post-Wild World
By Claudia West and Thomas Rainer
By Robin Wall-Kimmerer
Websites to Visit
PLANT SPECIES INFORMATION & DATABASES
The Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder
New Moon Nursery
USDA PLANTS Database
National Wildlife Federation Plant Finder
Audubon Society Native Plant Database
INFORMATION ABOUT NATIVE PLANTING
U.S. Forest Service
Penn State Extension-Meadows and Prairies
Lawn-alternative groundcovers (Watch out for non-native species)
Traditional pesticides are unhealthy for both humans and wildlife! For keeping pests and weeds in check, try a safe alternative.
Paraquat is a highly-toxic herbicide, often used on roundup resistant plants. This resource is being added to the site to alert readers of the dangers of using it. Lawn Gone Native promotes herbicide and pesticide-free gardening practices which are much kinder to our local ecologies!
GENERAL PLANT AND GARDEN KNOWLEDGE
Solar Energy and Photosynthesis*
DIY Gardening Projects and Landscape Ideas to Save Money*
This webpage has general information and helpful terminology for the beginning gardener, including information on vegetable gardening. While not comprehensive, it is a good place to start for some introductory information. PLEASE NOTE: the "Annuals, Biennials, and Perennial Flowers" Section lists a number of plants that are non-native and a few that are also invasive. For native species lists, use the resources found on this website or one of the sites recommended at the top of this page to research whether a particular species is native or non-native/invasive.
Activities to Try
Plastic Bottle Garden Ideas*
This awesome website offers easy ways to recycle plastic bottles for your gardening needs.
Garden Shed Ideas*
There's more than one way to build a shed! If you're thinking about building a structure to house your tools and accommodate your gardening activities, check out this website for different garden shed types.
Communities to Join
Pennsylvania Native Plant Society on Facebook
Pollinator Friendly Yards Facebook Page
Lawn Gone Native Facebook Page
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