We love using native planting in our landscape projects because native plants add both beauty and value. They also help protect ecosystems and water quality. Today we’re taking a closer look at why native trees and shrubs are a great choice regardless of the project: street trees, landscape stormwater management ponds, parks and playgrounds, etc.
Where storm water contributes to environmental challenges, carefully planned landscaping and pond planting provides an effective means of reducing local water pollution and flooding. Storm water runoff comes from snow, rainwater, and domestic and commercial activity on rooftops, roads, driveways, sidewalks, and even mowed lawns. Sandra Kok, of Environment Canada’s Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, in