There are several great reasons for considering landscape options on your property:  

1.  You can conserve water and reduce pollution.

2.  You can increase and vary habitats for animals.

3.  You can greatly enhance your enjoyment of the beauty of your own backyard.

4.  You can reduce your household energy use by providing shade from plantings in your yard.

Just getting started with some landscaping on you property?  Homeowners often welcome the knowledge and advice of experts.  Click Here to connect to the website of some of the most experienced people in the field of landscaping, our friends at the Howard County Master Gardeners.  You will find a wealth of information and helpful, meaningful contacts.

We also recommend this Howard County Live Green website to learn more about landscaping for the environment.  Remember to check out the "Additional Links" segment on their site.

Here's another site for help with selecting native plants.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for residents with lawns:  Please be aware of NEW LEGISLATION regarding the application of fertilizers, taking effect October 2013.   Click here for more information from the Maryland Department of Agriculture>