Edmonton's sustainability and resilience is tied to the health of global and local ecosystems.
Create a Natural Yard
Reducing conventional lawn space to incorporate native and other Edmonton-hardy plants has many benefits:
Natural yards slow the runoff of rainfall and snowmelt, absorbing it into the ground rather than overwhelming our stormwater system.
Selecting plants adapted to the conditions your yard provides will reduce additional watering needs.
Using native plants, appropriately, removes the need for fertilizer and pesticide use, as they are adapted to local environmental conditions and are more resistant to pests than many other garden plants.
Natural yards also provide food and shelter for wildlife, including birds, bees and butterflies!
Eco-landscaping reduces lawn-clipping waste, reduces fertilizer and chemical needs, conserves water and saves money through reduced energy and yard maintenance costs. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.