Site Visit Info

Wild Ones volunteers at a site visit

Would you like ideas on how to add Arkansas native plants into your garden? Do you need help identifying invasives? Do you want to add a pollinator or rain garden but don’t know where to start?

Volunteer members of the Wild Ones Ozark Chapter offer free consultations to help with these home landscaping issues. We offer guidance, resources, and encouragement for establishing native plant communities. We do not provide landscape design services so as not to compete with valued professionals.

The consultation starts with a group visit to a centrally located established native plant garden. Our volunteers will talk about common issues, such as identifying native and nonnative species, plant selection for particular site conditions (sun, moisture, etc.), invasive species removal, removing lawn and establishing new plants, and more. There will be plenty of time for discussion of specific questions.

After the group consultation, Wild Ones members are eligible to have an individual site visit consultation at their own garden, depending on location and volunteer availability.

When you request a consultation, one of our members will contact you by email within a week to arrange the group visit.  We serve the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area from Bella Vista to West Fork.  Visits are scheduled based on availability of volunteers.

Please note we focus exclusively on home and garden landscaping. For natural resource issues such as forest management, rural acreage conservation practices, or water quality and erosion problems, you may seek assistance from non-profits and agencies such as Beaver Watershed Alliance, Illinois River Watershed Partnership, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Division of Forestry, University of Arkansas Extension Service, or Natural Resources Conservation Service.

You can also reference resources and information in the Learn and Buy Native Plants sections of our website.