Out with our tiny patch of lawn and in with native plants thanks to DDOE’s RiverSmart Homes program.

We had a stormwater site audit earlier this year and the recommendations included a shade tree and BayScaping.

We had our serviceberry (amelanchier laevis)  planted earlier this year and in June we had the BayScaping installed.  Native plants include:

  • Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolium ‘Diablo’)
  • False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Sommersonne’)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa “Fireworks)
  • Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium dubium ‘Little Joe’)
  • Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis)
  • Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Ice’)
  • Little Bluestem grass (Schizacharium scoparium)

Before

After

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