Native Landscaping & Rain Gardens

Native LandscapingMauve Berry Flower

Residents who want to vary their landscape with native plants need to apply for a Native Vegetation Permit.

Rain Garden

A rain garden can cure a dip in your yard, help manage stormwater run-off, attract some beautiful visitors (such as butterflies and birds) to your yard, and more. Rain gardens eliminate standing water, make lawns more attractive, reduce lawn maintenance time and costs, and improve water quality. Also called stormwater or water quality gardens, rain gardens help water quality by keeping run-off from reaching local waterways and by recharging groundwater supplies.

  1. Understanding A Rain Garden
  2. Planning A Rain Garden
  3. The Mosquito Myth
  4. City Rain Gardens