This garden demonstrates landscaping ideas for partial or total lawn replacement. Replacing part or all of your lawn with native and drought tolerant plants is better for our environment as no chemicals and less water are needed to maintain a healthy, attractive landscape.

Sheet mulching (or lasagna gardening) over grass is utilized to create new planting beds. Native pollinator friendly shrubs, perennials and grasses, along with non-native, drought tolerant plants can be found here. Peace Pole installed by Battleground Rotary Club in 2017.

Come see the rain garden and learn how to create one in your yard at:

The Water Wise garden is in process of obtaining a Backyard Habitat Certification, a program through the partnership of Portland Audubon, Columbia Land Trust and Watershed Alliance.