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A Guide to Rewilding Your Living Space

Manicured lawns and uprooted dandelions are so last century. Here’s how you can transform your yard, balcony, or back patio into a sustainable ecosystem where plant and animal life can thrive.

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Give Your Yard Back to Nature

Jessie Kissinger
Popular Mechanics

Turning your perfectly unnatural (yet impressively green) lawn into an imperfectly wild(ish) piece of land requires a little time and energy at first. And then...a lot less mowing.

Native Plant Finder Tool

National Wildlife Federation

Search by zip code to find plants that host the highest numbers of butterflies and moths to feed birds and other wildlife where you live. Find the best native plants to help wildlife — based on the research of renowned expert in the science of plant-insect interactions, Dr. Doug Tallamy.