The Back Ten Feet of any site is a starting point for converting water wasteful, boring, unproductive turf grass yards into drought tolerant, wildlife friendly, interesting and storm protective landscapes. In The Back Ten Feet, we learn that by providing a balance in our yards that mimics natural systems, insects and other bugs are kept in check naturally, and that a few plants with leaves that are chewed is nothing to get hysterical about, natives are MEANT to be eaten. In fact, wherever you live, NATIVE shrubs and trees are utilized by native butterflies as larval host plants, and spraying with pesticides puts their species’ very existence at risk.
1. Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy
2. Kisss The Ground, Josh Tickell
3. Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
In The Back Ten Feet, we make a commitment to treating other life forms with respect and care, and we enjoy knowing we have company, that we are not alone. The Back Ten Feet
landscapes are filled with the
songs of birds, and the humming of
native bees and other bugs.
Native plants are judged to be
beautiful not by the size of their
blooms, but how much food,
shelter and nesting sites