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Tips to Conserve Water at Home
For Metro Vancouver's Waterwise tips and how-to videos.
Lawn Watering Regulations
Learn about region-wide watering 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
Nutrifor Landscaping Soil
Nutrifor™ Landscaping Soil is a locally produced, highly fertile topsoil that is perfectly suited for a full range of landscaping projects, from flower beds to lawns to native vegetation and trees. Nutrifor Landscaping Soil is a blend of high-quality woodchips, sand and Metro Vancouver biosolids. To find out how to obtain Nutrifor Landscaping Soil, email Nutrifor@metrovancouver.org or phone 604-432-6200.
Where to buy native plants
Where to buy non-invasive plants
UBC Botanical Garden
Great Plant Picks
BC Council of Garden Clubs