One is all it takes — just one change in your landscape habits will make a difference. Change over one section of your lawn from high-maintenance grass to a low-maintenance ground cover like bearberry, bunchberry or woodbine. My favorite is low-bush blueberry, which feeds the bees as well as the birds. That simple change reduces the need for water, eliminates the need for chemicals and fertilizers, and takes care of the little critters that make or break our collective habitat. All that and no mowing — pretty good deal for one change.
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