Now is the time!
To borrow a phrase, "Fall is for Planting." Now until the first freeze is the best time to plant those trees, shrubs and hardy perennials that can turn your yard into your own personal retreat and help keep harmful runoff from our streams.
Planting Happiness in
your own backyard
When you Plant More Plants in your yard, you create a relaxing retreat from today's concrete jungles and make your yard more enjoyable for everyone - including the environment.
Planting now gives trees and shrubs nine months for roots to develop and grow before they have to face the harsh heat and potential drought of summer. Fall soils are warm enough to promote root growth, and there is less need to water. Fall is the ideal time to Plant More Plants.
let's get our hands dirty,
and the Bay clean
Trees, shrubs and hardy perennials can beautify your home and help reduce runoff. Use plants that are adjusted to local growing conditions. Consider native plants. They are typically more resistant to insects and disease and use less water and fertilizer. That means less maintenance for you!
Here are a few planting pointers you're sure to dig:
grow some good
The easiest way to keep your lawn looking beautiful and your plants healthy is to keep it natural. By matching similar plants with their preferred soil, sunlight, moisture and other requirements, and planting them in natural site conditions, your newly planted landscapes will do a great job of approximating a natural habitat. This ensures that your plants will grow to their potential and keep your yard looking gorgeous and your neighbors jealous.
Here are a few simple tips to get you started:
we're digging change
A healthier Bay means a safer environment for us all to enjoy for years to come.
Today, water quality in the Bay remains extremely poor because of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution caused by stormwater runoff.
To help change this, the flow of pollution must continue to be reduced. That's why we need to PLANT MORE PLANTS.
The Power of Plants
Improve Water Quality
in the Chesapeake Bay
Welcome to the voice of greener pastures, yards and everything else thriving under the sun. This is the place to grow your imagination and learn from the experts as they provide helpful tips on beautifying your yard with local flora, allow you to share your personal successes and failures
and help you connect with a community of fellow yard-lovers looking to plant the seeds of inspiration and continue the growth and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay and our local waterways by planting more plants. See who's growing some good in your neighborhood!