Though needing to stay at home during this time, many are spending time outdoors and preparing their yards for the upcoming warmer seasons.
The Greenscapes North Shore Coalition is providing their downloadable Greenscapes Guide below here – a complete how-to for sustainable gardening and landscaping practices.
The Guide is comprehensive, yet easy to follow for ways to create beautiful outdoor spaces that are less time consuming or costly and don’t require the use of toxic chemicals. Colorful sections lay out simple instructions for selecting beautiful and sustainable native plant species, creating a rain garden, maintaining a lush, healthy and low-cost lawn, benefitting from the use of rain barrels, and more.
In 2019, Lynnfield joined the Coalition to take advantage of its wider network of resources and technical assistance as it works to fulfil its federal stormwater obligations and improve town wetlands and waterways. Anchored by the Ipswich River Watershed Association, Salem Sound Coast Watch, Merrimack River Watershed Council and the 8 Towns & Great Marsh Program, the Greenscapes North Shore Coalition includes 24 North Shore communities.