Conservation Landscaping

conservation-landscapingMost yards have beds that contain plantings of perennial herbaceous plants, shrubs and small trees to provide landscape interest. With a little shovel work, you can transform them into conservation landscapes that retain rainfall and adsorb runoff generated from adjacent turf or hard surfaces.

Conservation Landscaping is the replacement of turf grass with vegetation which is native to the Chesapeake Bay region. It so happens that while you are improving the aesthetics of your yard by creating a dynamic and changing seasonal landscape, you are also improving the quality of water in your closest stream and the Bay by increasing rainwater infiltration on your property. This practice is sometimes referred to as Bayscaping.

Conservation Landscaping

Section 4.2 of the CSN Homeowner Guide for a More Bay- Friendly Property

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