Urban Stewardship

Don’t just landscape, Rainscape!

Implement Urban Conservation Landscaping Practices like rain gardens, bioswales, permeable paving, soil quality restoration, and native landscaping.  These practices infiltrate rain water runoff from lawns, roofs, driveways, and other impervious surfaces, filtering out pollutants and restoring natural hydrology.  They can also solve drainage issues, lessen mowing and maintenance, beautify property, and attract birds and butterflies. 

Backyard Composting reintroduces important nutrients to plants, further establishing their root systems.

Planting Trees keeps soil in place with root systems, and foliage slows the velocity of rainfall, thus reducing the impact of rain falling on the ground and disrupting the soil.