Every Day is Earth Day When You Grow a Garden

Earth Day isn't just a day to celebrate this planet we call home; it's also a call to action.

We believe that every garden makes a difference in promoting a healthy, sustainable future for the planet. Even something as simple as setting up a few flower- and herb-filled planters can provide much-needed shelter and nourishment to pollinating insects.

To help inspire you to make every day Earth Day, here are some of our favorite how-tos on eco-friendly gardening and landscaping.

Earth Day

8 Steps to a Water-Wise Garden

Learn how you can dramatically reduce your water consumption, lower your water bill, and still have a beautiful and productive garden.

Build a Rain Garden

These plant-filled, shallow depressions not only look lovely, but also absorb and filter stormwater runoff.

Create Wildlife Corridors

By planting native species, gardeners nationwide help provide animals and insects with the food and shelter they need to survive.

Welcome Winged and Warty Friends

Learn the secret to attracting a wide range of beneficial insects and animals that bring the garden to life.

Yellow warbler
Yellow warbler
Bee pollinating a sedum flower
Bee pollinating a sedum flower

Get to Know Your Pollinators

In addition to bees, many species of butterflies, bats, birds, moths, flies, and even some mammals are pollinators, and they're all essential to a healthy ecosystem.

Attract Beneficial Bees

By using pollinator-friendly plants and techniques, you can help counter the decline in pollinator populations.

Go Native

Learn how to incorporate wildflowers and native plants into your gardens to create easy-care landscapes that are also friendly to wildlife.

Invasive Plants: Buy Now, Pay Later
Gardeners play an essential role in keeping invasive plants from spreading and damaging our wetlands and forests.

Invasive barberry
Invasive barberry

Be a Grower, Not a Mower

How much lawn do you really need or want? Here are some ways to reduce the amount of lawn in your landscape and replace it with easy-care, earth-friendly alternatives.

Use Natural Lawn Care Techniques

Don't let all the advertising fool you. You can grow a healthy, thriving lawn without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Compost Kitchen Scraps and Yard Waste

Composting saves landsfill space, and it yields a nutrient-rich soil amendment, too.

Last updated: 12/06/2022