When gearing up for gardening season, think about making your outdoor spaces part of the climate solution. Cornell Botanic Gardens offers tips and practices for creating a climate-forward garden, where simple changes make your spaces more resilient, diverse, and beautiful.

Rethink Lawns

Replace conventional lawn with native low-growing grasses, which only require mowing once or twice per year.

Manage Water

Use water wisely by capturing rain water and cutting down on water use.

Plant for Pollinators

These tips and resources can help you create pollinator-friendly outdoor spaces.

Climate-Proof Your Garden

Make your garden part of the climate solution.

Control Pests Naturally

Attract beneficial insects and defend plants against pests sustainably.

Be Aware of Invasive Threats

Conserving native plant diversity requires controlling invasive species.