SUSTAINABLE GARDENING TIP: Choose native plants for all seasons (spring and summer flowers, late blooming fall asters and goldenrods, and winter plants that retain their seeds) when creating landscape beds. Native plants require minimal amounts a water, fertilzer, and pesticides. A variety of plants helps create a healthy environment.
SUSTAINABLE GARDENING TIP: Control stormwater runoff and reduce erosion by creating a rain garden, swale, or vegetated buffer. Using less water is also an important element of sustainability. Collecting rainwater in a rain barrel is an excellent way to conserve water that can then be used to water your garden.