Create A Healthy Yard This Spring
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton hosts FREE Homeowner Workshops each Spring. Our staff experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.
Watch for more information to come on our schedule of Spring 2017 workshops.
2016 Homeowner Workshop Series
Conservation Halton hosted Homeowner Workshops in the following communities in 2016:
- In Burlington at the Brant Hills Community Centre (2255 Brant St.) in March
- In Milton at the MIlton Senior’s Activity Centre (500 Childs Drive) in May
- In Waterdown at the Harry Howell Arena (27 Hwy 5) in March
There were three workshops held in each community and the topics were as follows:
- Getting Started! - Find out how storm water is managed in your community and how it connects to you and your home at our introductory homeowner workshop. We will also discuss the newest trends in residential landscaping, and how you can use them to increase curb appeal, save money, and improve the health of our local watershed.
- Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants - Want a diverse garden with more birds and wildlife but less upkeep, watering and mowing? Naturalizing your yard by using native species, organic fertilizers, or a backyard pond may be the perfect solution for you. You will leave this workshop with the inspiration and know-how to make your garden a low-maintenance oasis.
- Rain Gardens & Low-Impact Landscaping - At this workshop you will discover how adding a rain barrel or garden to your home can be a simple, inexpensive way to direct rain water away from your home towards your plants, garden, or lawn. Manage storm water on your property using low-impact techniques that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighbourhood.