Less lawn and more native: City committee presents program on lawn alternatives Oct. 27

Oct 13, 2022

Two horticultural specialists with the University of Delaware will offer conservation tips for creating a yard that has less lawn and more native trees and plants when they present a program on “Creating a Yard That Benefits People and the Environment.” This free program, offered through the City of Rehoboth Beach’s Tree and Green Infrastructure Committee, will be presented at 10 am Thursday, October 27, in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the second floor of City Hall.

Program topics include:

  • making your landscape more ecologically sound
  • learning how to conserve and manage water
  • reducing lawn care demands
  • increasing energy savings
  • developing a garden that creates healthy, natural habitats.

Speakers are Dr. Susan Barton, a professor in the plant and soil sciences department at the University of Delaware who has worked with the Delaware Department of Transportation researching and implementing new roadside vegetation management strategies, and Tracy Wootten, the University of Delaware’s horticulture agent in Sussex County.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

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