This Conservation @ Home program is all about creating more eco-friendly yards with an emphasis on water conservation. Learn how to make improvements to your property that
can help reduce water run-off, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the soil. The benefits of improving the environment are many including, reducing your water use (and water bill), creating more area for birds and butterflies, reducing chemical use, less lawn mowing, and learning about invasive species that may need to be controlled in your yard.
This education program will cover a variety of techniques for transforming your yard, including
the use of Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, and the selection and use of native plants to solve water problems. Native plants grow naturally and need no watering or fertilizers once established. Native plants thrive on their own and do well, even during drought conditions. Their deep roots hold the soil, allow water to filter down deep into the ground where it belongs and, because they evolved here, they attract dozens of species of beneficial wildlife such as butterflies and songbirds.