Create a healthy yard this spring

image promoting healthy neighboursheds workshopsConservation Halton is hosting their popular Healthy Neighboursheds workshop series this month in Burlington.

Getting Started! Learning to Go with the Flow – April 11

Find out how storm water is managed in your community and how it connects to you and your home. Learn the newest trends in residential landscaping and how you can use them to increase curb appeal, save money and improve the health of our local watershed.

Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants – April 18

Do you want a diverse garden with more birds and wildlife but less upkeep, watering and mowing? Naturalizing your yard by using native species, organic fertilizers or a backyard pond may be the perfect solution for you. You will leave this workshop with the inspiration and know-how to make your garden a low-maintenance oasis.

Rain Gardens and Low-Impact Landscaping – April 25

Discover how adding a rain barrel or rain garden can be a simple, inexpensive way to direct storm water away from your home towards your plants, garden or lawn. Manage storm water on your property using low-impact techniques that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighbourhood.

  • Thursdays April 11, 18 and 25
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tansley Woods Community Centre, Community Room 2, 1996 Itabashi Way

The cost of each workshop is $8 or $20 for all three.

Register online at or call 905-336-1158, ext. 2324.

Take Action Burlington! Create healthy natural landscapes to encourage more pollinators and direct storm water away from our homes. Collectively, we can make a difference!


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