What is Naturescaping?
Naturescaping is the practice of using simple techniques that mimic nature so that your garden will thrive without using chemicals. Naturescaping makes it easy to save time and money. The practice focuses primarily on using native plants because they are adapted to our soil and climate, so they need relatively little or no watering, fertilizing, or care once established. They are also less susceptible to common garden pests and diseases, and they attract a variety of native birds and butterflies by providing food and shelter.
Benefits of Naturescaping
- Conserves water
- Reduces toxic chemicals in your landscape
- Provides food and habitat for wildlife
- Once established, a Naturescaped yard is a low-maintenance landscape
- Minimizes the amount of stormwater leaving your property
Other Naturescaping Materials
Thanks to our partners at East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District for their ideas, image and expertise on Naturescaping by providing the workbook, information and Naturescaping Presentation.