Via_Climate and Sustainability Webinars #3: Regenerative Landscaping - Shared screen with speaker view
Hi everyone, welcome to the webinar, Regenerative Landscaping! We will start at 3:30. Thanks! Sara
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Electric lawn equipment is taking off in popularity! :) Not that we need traditional lawns
The city of Greenbelt has set a policy to replace all landscape equipment (leaf blowers, weed wackers) to rechargeable electric, at the end of life-cycle.
Leaf blowers are ridiculous. What happened to rakes? And the leaf blowers put the leaves & cuttings into the street so they can clog up the storm drains.
This is brilliant!
one of my fav slides too
Montgomery County now encouraging lawn alternatives.
Columbia needs to rewrite homeowner rules
This is so compelling, all the work/money/emissions for negligible benefit.
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Also supports pollinator habitat (natives from last slide
what strategies have people found successful in encouraging neighbors to remove turf and replace with a biodiverse landscape
re strategies: The Montgomery County Rainscapes program
Eco Lawn Seed - low maintenance https://www.wildflowerfarm.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=20
What about mixes for steep slopes?
And this is for shade?
Yes, it does... loooks great!!
Am I correct in saying Micro Clover is trainable to what height it will grow once mowed several times?
Elvia - I think it will work anywhere. I've seen eco lawn in full sun
Putting Lawn Mimic in the chat for future reference.
Is Lawn Mimic a brand name? Can't find it on web search
I'm overseeding lawn with microclover and it doesn't get more than 2 inches high.
Hi Elvia-I see your garden here!
where can I get a copy of the presentations
My first time here.. in your previous webinars, do you sspeak to City suggestions? Small yards.. not wanting to keep mowing.. and I do use only electric mower
Do the Lawn Mimic plants have deep roots?
It’s at our Annapolis Green office, State Circle & Maryland Avenue.
s there a good list of native perennials somewhere that the novice can go for research of what might work best in my yard?
I’ve read that many “native seed” mixes are full of cheap invasive non-natives. Suggestions?
Try googling the Home and Garden Information Center of MD. Lots of resources for Pollinator gardens. Even garden templates for a variety of conditions.
Wendy, check out the Home & Garden Information Center for native plant info. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/native-plants
Where get violet seed? plants? I’ve been looking for years.
I transplanted violets from other places on my property into a bed, and they're growing beautifully.
Thanks Christa and Ann!
Be sure to research natives local to you (if you are outside of the mid-Atlantic.
There is a Chesapeake Chapter of the national group Wild Ones for native plant gardeners. Members learn from each other and share plants.
The Native Plant Center (by the US Fish and Wildlife Service) at http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/ has a great list of native plants and their characteristics
What kind of paper is used?
Many good resources out there for native plants. Some are overwhelming... a favorite of mine is a booklet, Planting for Wildlife in Northern Virginia published by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. It actually lists WHICH species use a given plant, which is kind of cool.
For paper, search: Paper Weed Barrier
there are several brands
AS far as ecotypes, I imagine that there is as much, or nearly as much variation in local areas in MD as PA (for example). MD coast isn’t like MD mountains. So, how to find ecoregion rather than state-specific cultivars?
can you share a list of deep rooted natives
deep-rooted perennial grasses or plants in small city yard with gas pipe, drain pipes underneath?? Will the roots be an issue?
Another free resource, specific to Chesapeake watershed:https://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/NativePlantsforWildlifeHabitatandConservationLandscaping.pdf
Annapolis Green is doing this! Finding the veggies is a scavenger hunt!
https://www.incredibleedible.org.uk/ "If you Eat, You're In" Foodscaping - worldwide map of communities doing this
The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden, Bree Arthur
Can you recommend something that will grow under a deck on a hill — (almost no sun)?
Small pepper plants make a great front border in my small downtown Bethesda yard - I’ve got about a dozen ‘Fish’ peppers, beautiful variegated leaves & great hot peppers. A half dozen ‘Burgundy’ Okra plants are very ornamental on the other side of my front walk, with ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss chard in front of it, alternating with parsley. My only problem with these is competing with the bunnies for the parsley.
Are the veggies and grain plants as beneficial to birds and insects as the natives?
Sara, thank you for sharing all these thoughts and great examples. Many exciting possibilities and it really gets the wheels turning! Another community possibility: planting natives along power line cuts.
Herring Run Nursery in Baltimore is a great resilience for native plants https://bluewaterbaltimore.org/herring-run-nursery/
When overseeing, do you need to water a lot to get them started?
Thank you SO much Sara.... Very, very glad I was here!! Gotta find your earlier webcasts.. they probably speak to some of my city (Baltimore) concerns.... plus, I can easily get low on energy.. gotta start slow, I realize!
but does not vinegar also kill microbiome and fungi?
In addition to the site preparation is TIMING. Cool season grasses and perennials grow underground storing energy for future growth during the winter. Fall is the time to do this. Timing is very important. Weeds will be much more a problem if you work the lawn in the Spring.
Lawn Alternatives, https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-alternatives
Add tick repellent plants to the mix!
I live in Loudoun County. For native plants check out Watermark Woods Native Plants in Hamilton, VA. Julie Bourneman, the owner, is a Master Gardener and is accredited by many associations. She gives talks as well. It's a beautiful drive out to the countryside in Loudoun.
I love Watermark Woods! Out near Purcellville.
In Kentucky Dropseed Nursery is a good native resource
thanks Sara and all for the resources
Sara, please include the text/chat in your follow-up notes. Thanks
Thanks again, very informative and encouraging.
You so right, Sara.
Online sources for natives: Izel and Prairie Moon
Blue water Baltimore sells native plants at Herring Run Nursery in Baltimore. Great selection!
Thank you, Sara!
See you next time. Thank you
Thank you! Appreciate your creating
Can I get video copies of your past webinars, Sara??
Thanks for another great webinar. Inspiring and energizing! Just what we need during these challenging times!!!
Roundup IS said to damage soils!
Roundup damages everything!
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