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UGA offers free resources for planting environmentally-friendly landscapes

By for CAES News

This spring, gardeners will spend hours picking out the perfect flowers and plants, planting them in just the right places and getting them off to a great growing start.

With just a little more effort and planning, your landscape can be a water-smart, eco-friendly habitat for birds and butterflies – and your flowerbeds can be no-nibbling zones for local deer. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers the following free, expert-written publications that can help guide you through the process.

Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7872&pg=np&ct=deer%20tolerant&kt=&kid=&pid=

Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Attracting Birds
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7833&pg=np&ct=birds&kt=&kid=&pid=

Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Butterfly Gardening
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7832&pg=np&ct=butterfly&kt=&kid=&pid=

Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7781&pg=np&ct=butterfly&kt=&kid=&pid=

Make Every Drop Count: Proper Planting Results in Healthy, Water-efficient Plants
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7683&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Make Every Drop Count: Water-saving Tips when Planning a New Landscape
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7681&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Developing a WaterSmart Landscape
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7782&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=6059&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Using Water Wisely with Automated Irrigation Systems
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7320&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Environmentally-friendly Landscape Practices
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7821&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Rain Gardens
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7917&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Rain Gardens in Home Landscapes
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7889&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners
www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7892&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid=

Want even more lawn and garden information? Check out the hundreds of free UGA Extension publications available at www.caes.uga.edu/publications, or contact your local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.

Amanda Swennes is a publications editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.