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Landscaping responsibly

Date: 07/15/2019 | Source:

As cottagers, our natural environment is incredibly important. You can help by landscaping responsibly!

Beautiful plants can be invasive, too. Luckily, there are some resources available to those who want to plant native options!

Cottage Life said, "Fortunately, the Grow Me Instead Nursery Recognition Program offers a straightforward way for cottagers to ensure they’re not inadvertently planting an invasive. It offers alternatives to invasives, based on similar style and required growing conditions and also includes a list of nurseries committed to selling only native plants."

Check them out and do your part to protect nature in Kawartha Lakes!

How to landscape at the cottage without wrecking the forest | Cottage Life

Cirillo, committee chair for the Ontario Invasive Plant Council, Horticultural Outreach Collaborative, has made it her mission to restore native species at the cottage.Vicki Simkovic, coordinator for Ontario Invasive Plant Council, says that “cottage country is a high-risk area for the spread of i

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