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Metro Vancouver makes sustainable gardening easier than ever – with helpful tips, sensible advice, and lots of online resources for healthy lawns and gardens. Check back often, we’re always adding more great content!
Tips to Conserve Water at Home
For Metro Vancouver's Waterwise tips and how-to videos.
Lawn Sprinkling Regulations
Learn about region-wide sprinkling regulations, which are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.
Estimate how much water you can collect with a rain barrel by entering the dimensions of your roof.
More Ideas for Less Lawn
Design ideas and landscaping suggestions to help you swap out thirsty lawn space for usable outdoor living space and drought-resistant landscaping.
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
This organization is committed to reducing the impact of invasive species in our province. Fact sheets, plant identification guides and other useful resources can be found on their website.
Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver
One of the seventeen regional invasive species committees in the province, the ISCMV offers education and outreach resources on their website, information on workshops and events, and prevention tips such as the Knot on My Property guide to tackling the fast-growing invasive knotweed plant.
Explore which plants are considered invasive in our region and understand the harm they can bring to our ecosystems and economies.
Canadian Wildlife FederationThe CWF website offers a number of resources in their Gardening 101 section – to help you create a beautiful garden that also meets the needs of wildlife.
Wild and Managed Pollinators: Current Status and Strategies to Increase DiversityThis report describes the benefits pollinators provide to humans and wildlife, evaluates the current state of pollinator populations and main drivers behind pollinator decline, compares contributions of and interactions among managed (honey bees) and wild pollinators, and provides strategies to mitigate the negative impacts threatening pollinator populations.
Composting in the Garden
Here's the Dirt: Backyard Composting
UBC Botanical Garden
Great Plant Picks