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A Virginian’s Year-Round Guide to Yard Care
A Virginian’s Year-Round Guide to Yard Care

This guide provides information on lawn care such as erosion control, irrigation, fertilization and weed control.

Landscaping, Lawn CareDCR & CBPlandscaping lawn-care
Armed and Dangerous Invasive MULTIFLORA ROSE
Armed and Dangerous Invasive MULTIFLORA ROSE

Multiflora rose is an invasive plant found in Virginia. This factsheet provides information on how to identify, where to look for, and how to control multiflora rose.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Assaults Fields, Forests, and Bottomlands CHINESE PRIVET
Assaults Fields, Forests, and Bottomlands CHINESE PRIVET

Chinese privet is an invasive plant found in Virginia. This factsheet provides information on how to identify, where to look for, and how to control Chinese privet.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Better Backyard: A Citizen’s Resource Guide to Beneficial Landscaping and Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Better Backyard: A Citizen’s Resource Guide to Beneficial Landscaping and Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

This report provides general information on environmentally-friendly landscaping throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The text covers everything you need to know from soil erosion to environmentally-friendly fertilizers.

LandscapingChesapeake Bay Program2001landscaping
Build a Rain Barrel
Build a Rain Barrel

This guide and video provides a step by step how to build a rain barrel.

Rain BarrelsChesapeake Bay Foundationrain-barrels
Build Your Own Rain Barrel
Build Your Own Rain Barrel

This guide walks you through how to build a rain barrel including materials and tools needed for the project.

Rain BarrelsChesapeake Bay Foundationrain-barrels
Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia
Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia

This guide provides information to identify common shrubs and vines in Virginia.

Native PlantsDOF2016native-plants
Conservation Landscaping
Conservation Landscaping

This article explains the purpose of conservation landscaping.

LandscapingAlliance For the Chesapeake Baylandscaping
Conservation Landscaping Guidelines
Conservation Landscaping Guidelines

This publication discusses the eight essential elements of conservation landscaping.

Landscaping, PollinatorsChesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council2013landscaping pollinators
Controlling Invasive Plants Effectively & Safely with Herbicides
Controlling Invasive Plants Effectively & Safely with Herbicides

This document discusses the use of herbicides for controlling invasive plants and the various ways to apply these herbicides.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Creating Inviting Habitats
Creating Inviting Habitats

This publication examines the habitat requirements for birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, and then gives an overview of planning your garden space to accommodate them.

Landscaping, Native Plants, PollinatorsVCE2013landscaping native-plants pollinators
Deceptive and Crafty Invasive MILE-A-MINUTE VINE
Deceptive and Crafty Invasive MILE-A-MINUTE VINE

Mile-a-minute vine is an invasive plant found in Virginia. This factsheet provides information on how to identify, where to look for, and how to control mile-a-minute vine.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Destroyer of Fields, Pastures and Woodlands AUTUMN OLIVE
Destroyer of Fields, Pastures and Woodlands AUTUMN OLIVE

Autumn olive is an invasive plant found in Virginia. This factsheet provides information on how to identify, where to look for, and how to control autumn olive.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Fast and Furious Killer KUDZU
Fast and Furious Killer KUDZU

Kudzu is an invasive plant found in Virginia. This factsheet provides information on how to identify, where to look for, and how to control Kudzu.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Furiously Aggressive Invasive TREE-OF-HEAVEN, AILANTHUS, PARADISE TREE
Furiously Aggressive Invasive TREE-OF-HEAVEN, AILANTHUS, PARADISE TREE

Tree of heaven is an invasive plant found in Virginia. This factsheet provides information on how to identify, where to look for, and how to control tree of heaven.

Invasive SpeciesBlue Ridge PRISM2017invasive-species
Homeowner Guide For a More Bay-Friendly Property
Homeowner Guide For a More Bay-Friendly Property

This document provides a step by step approach for homeowners to decide whether to install a rain garden or other conservation practice on their property. The text covers how to design and install several practices from rain gardens to permeable hardscapes for homeowners to install on their own.

LandscapingChesapeake Stormwater Network2014landscaping
Landscaping for Wildlife
Landscaping for Wildlife

This article discusses the required elements for a wildlife habitat including food, water, cover and space. These elements are important when landscaping for wildlife.

Landscaping, Native Plants, PollinatorsUS Forest Servicelandscaping native-plants pollinators
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping

This book discusses the benefits of conservation landscaping and provides information for a list of plants native to the Chesapeake bay watershed.

Landscaping, Native Plants, PollinatorsU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service2003landscaping native-plants pollinators
Permeable Pavement
Permeable Pavement

This factsheet provides information on what permeable pavement is, how it works, and how to properly maintain it.

Permeable HardscapesVirginia Cooperative Extension2019permeable-hardscapes
Piedmont Native Plants: A Guide for Landscapers and Gardens
Piedmont Native Plants: A Guide for Landscapers and Gardens

This guide recommends native plants that will add aesthetic beauty to your gardens and landscapes.

Native PlantsPiedmont Nativesnative-plants
Piedmont Natives Plant Database
Piedmont Natives Plant Database

Native plants are historic to the region, help give us a sense of place, and are an important part of our local ecosystem. A panel of local experts chose these plants based on their current or potential availability, their overall aesthetic interest, and their likelihood to grow well without major care.

Native PlantsAlbemarle Countynative-plants
Pollinator Plants: Mid-Atlantic Region
Pollinator Plants: Mid-Atlantic Region

This fact sheet features regionally native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, urban greenspaces, and farm field borders, and on business and school campuses.

PollinatorsXerces Society2017pollinators
Rain Barrels
Rain Barrels

This fact sheet provides information on what rain barrels are and how they work.

Rain BarrelsVCE2018rain-barrels
Rain Garden Design and Construction: A Northern Virginia Homeowner's Guide
Rain Garden Design and Construction: A Northern Virginia Homeowner’s Guide

This is a step by step guide for installing a rain garden at home. This guide provides technical and practical information to help
you set reasonable goals and build the rain garden that functions best at your site.

LandscapingNorthern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District2009landscaping
Rain Gardens
Rain Gardens

This webpage provides information on what rain gardens are, how they work, and considerations for constructing a rain garden.

LandscapingAlliance for the Chesapeake Baylandscaping
Rain Gardens Technical Guide
Rain Gardens Technical Guide

This guide provides information to create a  landscape feature that will: solve drainage problems, address erosion problems, improve water quality, create wildlife habitat and/or create a garden focal point.

Landscaping, Native PlantsDOF2014landscaping native-plants
Stormwater Runoff -  meeting the challenges of a changing landscape
Stormwater Runoff – meeting the challenges of a changing landscape

This brochure discusses ways homeowners can reduce pollution in runoff.

Lawn Carelawn-care
Summer Lawn Management: Watering the Lawn
Summer Lawn Management: Watering the Lawn

This publication discusses different grass tolerance to drought, and efficient strategies to irrigating your lawn.

Lawn CareVCE2014lawn-care
The Rain Garden
The Rain Garden

This brochure discusses how to build a rain garden and the benefits of rain gardens.

Landscapinglandscaping
Urban Water-Quality Management Rain Garden Plants
Urban Water-Quality Management Rain Garden Plants

This guide provides instructions to create a rain garden including plant selection, installation, and maintenance.

Landscaping, Native PlantsVCE2009landscaping native-plants
Vehicle Maintenance & Pollution Prevention
Vehicle Maintenance & Pollution Prevention

This brochure discusses how to reduce pollution during vehicle maintenance.

Stormwaterstormwater
Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual
Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual

This manual provides information on how to design, install, and maintain conservation practices including conservation landscaping, rain gardens, permeable hardscapes, infiltration practices, and green roofs,

Landscaping, Permeable HardscapesWatershed Stewards Academy2015landscaping permeable-hardscapes
Yard Design - Design Your yard Online
Yard Design – Design Your yard Online

This online tool is designed to help property owners in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed develop a plan to install a Rain Garden or Conservation Landscape in their yards.

LandscapingReduce Your StormwaterN/Alandscaping