By Brucie Moulton In Lawn and Garden CAre 95 downloads
A manicured lawn might look nice, but messy is better for birds and bugs.
The Audubon Society says: leave this year's dead flower stalks with their seeds pods. Winter birds need them. Let some leaves remain on your garden beds and mulch (mow over) those on your lawn. Leaf litter is free fertilizer and provides essential cover for tiny insects and invertebrates that wild birds eat. Build a brush pile to provide cover from pedators and weather. Skip the chemicals. They cause harm throughout the food web. Download the article to learn more.