Water Wise Landscaping
Developed by EcoSuperior in 2009, this 13 page booklet will help inspire you with a few simple guidelines, lists of locally adapted plants, and great pictures of Thunder Bay examples. Start here when planning your water-wise landscape or xeriscpape garden. Xeriscape is derived from the Greek word xeros meaning ‘dry’. The basic principles include
• the use of mulch or rock to reduce water consumption
• an emphasis on hardy plants that do not require supplemental irrigation.
Landscape Design booklet
Developed by EcoSuperior in 2003, with a forward by landscape architect Werner Schwar, this 18 page booklet is a summary guide on how to plan and implement a landscape design for your home or school yard. Learn how to create a landscape concept, from planning on paper to implementing a planting plan.
Native Plant Species (Thunder Bay Region) booklet
A 12-page chart listing tree, shrub and herbaceous plant species native to the Thunder Bay region. You will find useful information for each species including habitat, light requirements, height, soil type, blooming time, flower colour and special traits. A helpful guide when you are planning to incorporate native plant species into your home landscape. Download the guide.
Page last updated on Thursday, July 12, 2012