205 - Using Native Plants in Parks for Beauty, Cost Savings and Stormwater Management
Bill Bedrossian, Owner, Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC
The diversity and deep roots of native plants make them ideal for converting low-use or problem areas to beautiful native plantings. Native plants provide season-long changes in beautiful flower color, can be lower cost to maintain than turf, and are used to cleanse, filter, and cool rainwater runoff to support cleaner streams and rivers. Learn how using native plants can be one more tool in your arsenal of professional grounds management skills.
- Determine where and how natives plantings can be cost-effectively used as you manage a parks budget.
- Avoid past pitfalls and overcome objections to using native plants in the built environment by customizing their use to your situation.