USDA Updates Their Hardiness Zones Map to Account for Warming for the first time in 10 years!As we step into April, the month dedicated to celebrating our planet and taking action for a greener future, there's no better time to explore the latest developments in landscaping. This Earth Month, we're excited to share with you the recent update to the USDA Hardiness Zone map, offering valuable insights into sustainable gardening practices.
Explore the Updated USDA Hardiness Map this Earth Month!
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April 1, 2024

USDA Updates Their Hardiness Zones Map to Account for Warming for the first time in 10 years!

As we step into April, the month dedicated to celebrating our planet and taking action for a greener future, there’s no better time to explore the latest developments in landscaping. This Earth Month, we’re excited to share with you the recent update to the USDA Hardiness Zone map, offering valuable insights into sustainable gardening practices.

About half the country has moved into a warmer region.

Amidst the growing awareness of climate change, the USDA has revised its Hardiness Zone map to reflect shifting temperature patterns across the country. With about half of the nation moving into warmer zones, understanding these changes is crucial for cultivating resilient and sustainable landscapes. You can find the updated map here.

What Does This Mean for Your Garden?

The updated map provides gardeners with a roadmap for selecting plants that are best suited to thrive in their specific climate conditions. While it doesn’t require an immediate overhaul of your garden, it does present opportunities to experiment with new plant varieties and adapt to changing environmental factors.

How to Make the Most of Earth Month

This Earth Month, we invite you to embrace the spirit of sustainability in your landscaping endeavors. Use the updated USDA Hardiness Zone map as a tool to make informed choices that support biodiversity, conserve water, and promote healthy ecosystems.

Take Action for a Greener Future

As a Midwest landscaping company, Balanced Environments, Inc. is here to support you on your journey towards sustainable practices. Let’s come together this April to honor our planet and take meaningful steps towards a brighter, greener future. Call your BEI representative to explore our options tailored to your updated hardiness zone and join us in celebrating Earth Month!

Happy Earth Month!

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