A Managed Natural Landscape is a planned, intentional, and maintained planting of native and non-native grasses, ferns, hedges, shrubs, or trees. These can include rain gardens, meadow vegetation, and ornamental plants.
- Pollinator support habitat
- Stormwater management
- Carbon sequestration
- Preservation of biodiversity
- Species selection- What do you want your landscape to look like? What type of environment are you trying to create? What types of benefits do you want to provide?
- Soil preparation- How can you best support the species you intend to plant?
- Planting- What configurations of plants make sense for the space?
- First year of management- How will you keep your landscape healthy and aesthetically pleasing?
- Long-term management- How will you continue to adhere to managed natural landscape regulations?
- If you create a Managed Natural Landscape in your yard, you must provide a five foot “buffer” from property lines and public right-of-way paths composed of turf grasses or low ground cover vegetation that is less than five inches tall.
- All yards, regardless of whether they are Managed Natural Landscapes or not, must be free of noxious weeds. Should one fail to get rid of any noxious weeds on their property within five days of receiving notice of the weeds, they will be fined seventy-five (75) dollars.
- Managed Natural Landscapes do not include exclusively turf grass lawns that have grown to a height greater than five inches.
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