March: Redirect water run-off from paved areas to flow into a grassy area or rain garden.

> Penn State Extension: Rain Gardens Can Help Slow the Flow

> NHDES: How Do I Build a Rain Garden?


April: Plant native trees and shrubs to help control excess water.

> EPA: Soak Up the Rain: Trees Help Reduce Runoff

> Penn State Extension: The Role of Trees & Forests in Healthy Watersheds

> Pennsylvania Native Trees & Shrubs - A Landscaping Guide


May: Plant native plants. Native plant roots grow deeper, making them able to soak up more water and making them more drought resistant. Flowering plants also help attract pollinator birds, butterflies, and other native insects (which in turn feeds more birds).

> Wildflower.org: Find Native Plants

UD Research Magazine: Native Son, Ecologist Doug Tallamy wants you to landscape for butterflies, birds and a better life

           > Penn State Extension: Pennsylvania Native Plants for the Perennial Garden



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Jaclyn Rhoads, President – president@dcva.org
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