Yardscaping and Native Plants
Explore how planting native plants and eliminating the use of fertilizers can benefit your yard.
Please register by calling The University of Maine Cooperative Extension, York County office at 207-324-2814.
- Suggested Donation: $5.00
Find out how Yardscaping can reduce the time, energy and resources spent on your yard and garden while helping to also lower the impact on as well as benefit the environment. Meet in Mather Auditorium to learn the basics of Yardscaping, an ornamental gardening strategy that minimizes or eliminates the use of pesticides and fertilizers, thereby reducing harmful downstream effects. Learn about choosing the right plant for the right place with plants that are well adapted to our area which in turn enriches biological diversity. We'll be looking at the Native Pollinator Gardens as well as identifying invasive species and exploring non-invasive alternatives. This program, led by University of Maine Extension Master Gardener volunteers Allan Amioka and Ginger Laurits is part of the All Seasons Garden series brought to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm by University of Maine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. There is no fee for this workshop but a suggested donation of $5 will assist in supporting this program.