|Raccoon by serviceberry trees|
|Black butterfly and mimosa flower|
|Cat relaxing after visiting the catnip garden|
|Raccoon hiding in the grass garden|
Since we had lost many plants due to our extremely hot summers we decided to grow only native plants and other fruit bearing plants. Also instead of growing the forage plants away from the house we grew them closer. By doing this we were able to hydrate them with soaking hoses in the early morning on our assigned watering days. We also invested in water retention mulch by Scotts. The cost of this mulch is higher than others but it is well worth it because it does help you to save water.