- Increase the biodiversity of your garden
- Increase the number of beneficial insects
- Help provide food and protect native species
A habitat garden by definition is a garden that provides food, water, and an environment for wildlife to reproduce while being maintained with sustainable practices such as on-site composting, mulching, rainwater catchment and the use of native plants.
Habitat gardens are both rejuvenating and restorative landscapes for the urban environment. Full of biological diversity, they attract birds, beneficial insects and animals to the home garden. As a cornerstone of sustainable garden design, we encourage the use of plants endemic to San Francisco to reduce genetic pollution of surrounding native plant populations. Local native plants add a unique and beautiful aesthetic to the landscape, many of which are drought-tolerant and require minimal maintenance.
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