Pre-order Native Plants and Learn How to Create an Eco-friendly Garden…
The City of Richmond Hill is giving residents the opportunity to learn about sustainable gardening and create beautiful, eco-friendly gardens at a low cost through its annual Healthy Yards Program.
From now until May 24, residents can pre-order native trees, fruit and flowering shrubs, and perennial wildflowers to plant on their property. Rain barrels and backyard composters are also available to all York Region residents.
It is beneficial to plant species native to Richmond Hill because they are adapted to local conditions and therefore require less water and less maintenance. Residents can choose from a variety of native plants
including Sugar Maple, White Pine and White Birch trees; Common Blackberry and Serviceberry shrubs; as well as Black-eyed Susan and Smooth Aster wildflowers. In addition, wildflower kits come with a recommended garden design.
Orders will be available for drive-thru pickup with health and safety protocols in place on Saturday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richmond Green (1300 Elgin Mills Road East), Parking Lot D near theskateboard park. For a full plant guide and to place an order, visit RichmondHill.ca/HealthyYards.
Free Gardening Webinar Series
The City is also hosting a series of free how-to gardening webinars in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), including:
• Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water (Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.)
• Planning Your Community Garden Plot (Saturday, April 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
• Kick Start Your Lawn and Garden (Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.)
Webinar participants will get a free copy of the TRCA’s Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide with detailed instructions on how to implement these projects at home!
To register for a free webinar, visit RichmondHill.ca/HealthyYards