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 Participating Contractors List as a starting point.

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

Videos

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