In 2021, when so significantly is continue to mysterious, the backyard can provide us a refuge from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the stresses it has brought into our lives.

Our gardens can foster wildlife, feed our family members, present us with fulfilling training and improve our mood. Return the favor and consider adopting much healthier backyard tactics in 2021.

 Plant far more indigenous species: Native crops present so many benefits in the landscape. Most indigenous plants are really adaptable to Kansas weather, which can include drought, flooding and extremes in both equally heat and chilly temperatures. In addition to their hardiness, native crops enjoy an integral component in our ecosystems. Bugs, soil microbes, birds, reptiles and mammals all count on native vegetation to survive.

This yr, make a intention to integrate much more natives into your landscape. Our colleagues at the Douglas County Extension Office have compiled fantastic assets on planting natives for this portion of the state on the site “Planting Natives in Northeast Kansas” at