Turn your backyard into a certified natural habitat

Drift Past the Flowers

When my husband and I bought our three-quarter acre, pie-shaped lot in 2001 and prepared to build our house, the only thing growing were weeds!  The lot was flat and boring. Over the course of 13 years, we spent most of our free time digging, sculpting, planting and readjusting our backyard. We made mistakes. We over-planted for certain and learned from our errors. As our yard evolved it soon became obvious it was atypical for our neighborhood. We were the house on the corner with a lot of trees. And I have to be honest, I wasn’t always pleased with how it looked. But something happened that made us realize we’d been landscape mavericks all along.  Our unconventional residential plot embraced a new landscape aesthetic. Once we made that discovery, we applied and received certification as a wildlife habitat. In November of 2013, we received the following certificate and…

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