Healthy Yards 101

Learn how your yard can adapt to climate change and support healthy waterways by making small changes.

This page contains educational resources to help you beautify and naturalize your yard. By making small changes around your yard, you can improve how it handles runoff and help our landscapes handle the increasing rainfall that will be happening due to climate change.

The resources below are designed with the DIYer in mind. If you are looking for a contractor to help with your healthy yard journey, check out our Contractors List as a starting point.

Maintenance reminders mailing list

Healthy yard maintenance is an important part of caring for our watersheds and ensuring sustainable features like rain barrels, rain gardens and infiltration galleries keep up with the storms to come. It’s easy to forget about maintenance steps with everything else going on. That’s why we’ve started this quarterly email.

Sign up for the Reep Green Solutions maintenance mailer and we’ll help you remember key maintenance steps by sending you reminders four times a year: spring, summer, fall and winter.

Four emails. No spam. Sign up below!

Rain gardens

Our resources

Videos

Check out our Healthy Yards 101 playlist for more videos!

Blog posts

Outside links

City of Guelph rain garden plant list (PDF): Download
 
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – A complete guide to building and maintaining a rain garden
 

Trees

Our resources

Videos

Blog posts

Outside links

LEAF – Top 10 Things You Can Do For Your Trees (PDF): Download

Infiltration galleries

Videos

Permeable paving

Videos

Blog posts

Rain barrels

Our resources

Videos

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