This is my front yard. It is a much more sustainable environment than a lawn. How do I know? The critters told me. Landscaping was planned by the availability method – there is a space AVAILABLE, what’s AVAILABLE to fill it?
Fireflies are really beetles and most are predatory as adults and larvae. Their presence and the presence of other pest predators are part of an integrated pest management program. Once you establish a balance between predators and prey in the landscape, you should not need to deal with pest problems again.
The Benefits of Trees
20 Million Acres
Grand Tetons +
North Cascades +
Grand Canyon +
Great Smoky Mountains+
The Benefit of Trees
Urban Forest Conservationist
Improve Air Quality
Provide habitat for animals
Sustainability Benefits Cont.
Provide habitat for people
Lower energy costs through shading and warming
Higher property values, lower vacancy rates, better
employee retention, lower crime rates
Stress reduction, better health, reduced ADHD,
improved immune system functioning
Less direct input – fertilizer, fuel, water, time
Need 6000 to 9000 caterpillars for 1 clutch
@25 caterpillars per tree they need 250
@100 square feet per tree they need 1/3 of
Per Dr. Douglas Tallemy author of Bringing Nature
Trees fail under normal weather conditions
because of rot, bad branch unions, poor structure,
and bad care.
A certified arborists can find and correct these
conditions before the storm.
Trees, like cats, dogs and people, should be seen
by health care professional for preventive check
Sustainable Landscaping is
Endorsed by Fireflies Everywhere