Watershed-Friendly Practices Increase Your Property Value

By National Gardening Association Editors


Lake Champlain International

Optimists find opportunity where others might find a problem. Gardeners are almost always optimists — a good thing for rivers and lakes. Taking care of storm water runoff to reduce water pollution becomes an exciting lawn makeover. Watershed-friendly features like rain gardens, vegetative buffers, bio-swales, rain barrels, and downspout redirects can be beautiful as well as functional. One study even found that watershed-friendly features can increase a property’s value by as much as 14 percent. Think about planning now for some projects that will enhance your landscape as they protect vital water resources.

From our friends at Lake Champlain International, the water quality experts. More tips at www.mychamplain.net.

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