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UGA offers free resources for planting environmentally-friendly landscapes By Amanda Swennes

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
005D www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7872&pg=np&ct=deer%20tolerant&kt=&kid=&pid= 0052

Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Attracting Birds
0053 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7833&pg=np&ct=birds&kt=&kid=&pid= 0055

Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Butterfly Gardening
0057 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7832&pg=np&ct=butterfly&kt=&kid=&pid= 0045

Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators
0057 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7781&pg=np&ct=butterfly&kt=&kid=&pid= 0062

Make Every Drop Count: Proper Planting Results in Healthy, Water-efficient Plants
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7683&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 0056

Make Every Drop Count: Water-saving Tips when Planning a New Landscape
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7681&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 0031

Developing a WaterSmart Landscape
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7782&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 0031

Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=6059&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 0045

Using Water Wisely with Automated Irrigation Systems
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7320&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 003D

Environmentally-friendly Landscape Practices
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7821&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 001D

Rain Gardens
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7917&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 0030

Rain Gardens in Home Landscapes
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7889&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 0034

Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners
0062 www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7892&pg=np&ct=water%20conservation&kt=&kid=&pid= 007E

Want even more lawn and garden information? Check out the hundreds of free UGA Extension publications available at 001D www.caes.uga.edu/publications 3561 , 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.)

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