Lawn and Garden Care

Lawn and Garden Care

A stormwater friendly” lawn is one that can absorb rainwater and does not harm local streams due to the over-application of chemicals. While many stormwater BMPs are superior to lawns in terms of a positive impact on water quality, a healthy lawn can be a great place for recreation and be part of an environmentally-friendly landscape.

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Growing Native Gardens and Why They Matter

Growing Native Gardens and Why They Matter

English ivy, Japanese barberry, and dwarf spruce trees and Bradford pear trees from China can be thought of as statues in a garden. Meaning, as Doug Tallamy puts it, they offer very little/no benefits to the ecosystem. Not to air quality, insect life, bird communities, or soil health, and can be detrimental to other plants as they invade and take over.

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