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Landscape Maintenance Plans

Some common landscape practices waste water, pollute streams with fertilizers and pesticides, may harm families’ health, and often harm plant health too. But there is a better way…

Healthy landscape guidelines for property owners, designers and contractors

Homeowners associations, developers, and commercial property owners can use the documents below to contract for healthy landscape maintenance services, or to guide their own staff and residents. These Natural Landscaping practices help create vibrant landscapes that need less water, fertilizer and pesticides, are easier to maintain, healthier for residents and are more attractive for higher property values.

Download maintenance guides or specifications that fit your need

Landscape professionals from around the Northwest contributed to these documents, for cost-effective best practices on any site:

For more information on creating healthy landscape maintenance plans for your site, contact Lisa Niehaus at the EnviroStars program (206) 263-3046, lisa.niehaus@kingcounty.gov or David McDonald at Seattle Public Utilities (206) 684-7650, david.mcdonald@seattle.gov

Related links

My Lawn and Garden

Links on other sites

Saving Water Partnership
EnviroStars Certification for Landscape Professionals