Landscaping & Gardening
Landscaping and gardening initiatives such as planting native plants (plants that occur naturally within a specific region), and avoiding introducing invasive plants (plants that come from outside of a specific region and out-compete native species for resources) can add to the natural beauty of your property, and also enhance wildlife habitat and local biodiversity.
Since native plants evolved together with native wildlife, local climate and soil, they tend to tolerate insect activity better than most ornamentals, and reduce the need for pesticides. With a little research and planning, you can create gardens that attract birds, butterflies and even admiration from your neighbours!
To learn about simple and easy ways to enrich your local environment in the garden, visit CVC’s ecological landscaping resources.