How To Create a Glenview Native Habitat Garden
Any place where you can create a native habitat garden can be recognized as a Certified Wildlife Habitat™ including your yard, local park, container garden, schoolyard, or corporate landscape.
Providing a sustainable habitat for wildlife begins with your plants. That’s why we call it a habitat “garden.” When you plant native plant species, you create a habitat that supports beneficial pollinators. Adding water sources (such as a bird bath), providing nesting boxes (such as a birdhouse or mason bee house), and adopting sustainable gardening practices will further support beneficial wildlife and the local environment.
As you plan your garden, think about making your turf areas smaller (less grass to mow) and using native plants and herbs in your garden. Be sure to review the list of plants that attract pollinators!
What You Need to Create a Wildlife Garden
Download the Garden Certification Walk-Through Checklist
Certifying is as simple as providing the four habitat components and practicing sustainable gardening techniques such as eliminating pesticides, conserving water, and planting native species.
Wildlife need places to find shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or stalk prey.
Wildlife need resources to reproduce and keep their species going. Some species have totally different habitat needs in their juvenile phase than they do as adults.