Homeowner ResourcesThe following web sites and organizations can help you employ watershed-friendlygardening and sustainab...
University of Wisconsin/Wisconsin DNRLinks to 2 brochures (.pdf format) on rain gardens. One provides a general introducti...
Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration and Landscapinghttp://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/nativeplants.shtml...
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Homeowner Resources for watershed friendly gardening - Fairfax County, Virginia

  1. 1. Homeowner ResourcesThe following web sites and organizations can help you employ watershed-friendlygardening and sustainable stormwater management at your home. The presence of abusiness or organization on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the NorthernVirginia Soil & Water Conservation District.Rain barrelshttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/rainbarrels.htmInformation about Northern Virginia rain barrel building workshops.http://www.montgomeryconservation.org/rain_barrel_sources.htmA comprehensive list of suppliers for rain barrels, diverters, and other rain barrel accessories.http://www.cwp.org/Community_Watersheds/brochure.pdfCenter for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City-based non-profitBrochure on building a rain barrel.http://www.arlingtonecho.net/rainbarrel.htmArlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Anne Arundel County, MarylandSell rain barrels and organizes self-build rain barrel workshopshttp://209.142.214.237/rainscapes/home.html.The Rainscapes Project: a cooperative venture by the Montgomery County Department ofEnvironmental Protection and the Potomac Conservancy.Information about sizing, building, connecting and purchasing a rain barrel.http://www.riversides.orgRiversides sells the largest rain barrels (132 gallons) we have seen.Local places to purchase ready-to-install rain barrels1. Merrifield’s Garden Center (call to confirm in stock) ~$150-200Phone: 1.877.560.62222. Plow and Hearth (must order) ~$110Phone: (571) 522-1970/ www.plowhearth.com3. Aqua Barrelwww.aquabarrel.comLocal places to purchase barrels 1. www.novabarrel.comRain Gardens“Rain Gardens: A Landscape Tool to Improve Water Quality”, Virginia Department of Forestry.This technical guide is walks you through building a rain garden. Available as a booklet or a CDfrom the Fairfax County VDOF office, 703-324-1480, TTY 711.http://www.dof.virginia.gov/rft/rain-gardens.shtmlNorth Carolina State University guide to building homeowner rain gardens.http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/raingarden/Building.htmRain garden planting guide & plant list from Virginia Cooperative Extensionhttp://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/waterquality/426-043/426-043.html Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District 703 - 324 -1460 * http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd
  2. 2. University of Wisconsin/Wisconsin DNRLinks to 2 brochures (.pdf format) on rain gardens. One provides a general introduction to raingardens, the second is a step-by-step guide for homeowners on how to site, build and plant a raingarden.http://clean-water.uwex.edu/pubs/raingardenDesign and build for residential rain gardens:Ross Pickford, Earth Solutions, 703-785-4451, rpickford@earthsolutionsllc.netFor more references, contact the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers or use their on-linereference database: www.vsld.org. email: info@vsld.orgWildlife gardeningAudubon at Home, Audubon Society of Northern Virginiahttp://audubonathomenva.org/Provides assistance to schools, churches and civic associations interested in creatingwildlife/watershed-friendly landscapes. Classes and activities for adults and families.National Audubon at Home programhttp://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/index.htmlOn-line resources on wildlife/watershed-friendly landscapes.National Wildlife Federationhttp://www.nwf.org/backyardStep by step information on how to create a wildlife habitat and get your garden certified with thisnational non-profit.Watershed-friendly gardening & lawn careYour Yard and Water Qualityhttp://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb1744/eb1744.htmlGreat web site to help all of us make simple landscaping and maintenance changes to improvewater qualityYou and Your Land – A Homeowner’s Guide for the Potomac River Watershedhttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/youyourland/intro.htmA thorough discussion of drainage and watershed-friendly landscape even if the plant lists are abit out of date!Tips on Keeping Your Lawn Green and the Bay Cleanhttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/lawntips.pdfVirginia Department of Conservation and Recreation publication about green lawn care.List of lawn care operators with water quality agreements with the Virginia Department ofConservation and Conservation.http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil_&_water/documents/wqagree.pdfNative plantsNative Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/toc.htmGreat publication about native plants with wonderful images and lots of detail about plantcharacteristics. Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District 703 - 324 -1460 * http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd
  3. 3. Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration and Landscapinghttp://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/nativeplants.shtmlWeb site includes several native plant lists.Green Springs Gardenshttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/gardening.htmPlant lists for this region created by the horticulturists at this Annandale garden.Native Plant Nurseries and Plant SalesNorth Creek Nurseries, Inc.http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/A wholesale nursery, but their web site is a wealth of information.Native by Designhttp://www.nature-by-design.com/A local native plant nursery in Alexandria, VirginiaVirginia Native Plant Society’s List of Native Plant Nurserieshttp://www.vnps.org/nurslist.htmGreen Springs Gardens Plant Sales – Fall and springhttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/Park Fairfax Plant Sale – Fall and springhttp://home.earthlink.net/~sknudsen/index.htmlInvasive plantsVirginia invasive plant specieshttp://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/invspinfo.shtmlInformation about what an invasive plant is and a list of the currently recognized invasive plants inVirginia.Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (National Park Service/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/Great publication about invasives and what you can substitute for them in your garden withfantastic photos.Green RoofsTo install a green roof, you will need a green roof specialist/landscape architect and also typicallya green roof plant supplier to work with you on your project. You may also need a rooferdepending on the resources your green roof specialist can offer. If you are building an addition,you will also need a builder or architect that is familiar with green roof projects.The most comprehensive list of green roof resources on-line:www.greenroofplants.com Click on Links on the top right corner of the page. Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District 703 - 324 -1460 * http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd
  4. 4. Builders/ArchitectsCase Design Moss Building & Design4701 Sangamore Rd., North Plaza 4265-D Brookfield Corporate Dr.Bethesda, MD 20816 Chantilly, VA 20151420-349-4130 703-961-7707www.casedesign.com www.mosscontruction.netBud AdamsRobert Bentley Adams Architects405 S. Washington St.Alexandria, VA 22314703-549-0650www.adamsarchitects.comGreen Roof Specialists/Landscape ArchitectsRoss Pickford Katrin Scholz-BarthEarth Solutions, LLC 1246 Duncan Place, NE730-785-4451 Washington, DC 20002rpickford@earthsolutionsllc.net 202-544-8453 katrin@scholz-barth.comGreg Long, RLA www.scholz-barth.comCapitol Greenroofs5806 9th Rd. N D.C. Greenworks thArlington, VA 22205 1701 6 Street, NW301-452-1144 Washington, DC 20001glong@capitolgreenroofs.com 202-518-6195www.capitolgreenroofs.com info@dcgreenworks.org www.dcgreenworks.orgPlant SuppliersMichael Perry Gary TinderBuilding Logics Stone Crop LLC2984 South Lynnhaven Rd 6909 Esmont RdSuite 103 Esmont, VA 22937Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (434) 286-3348757-431-3170 gwtinder@msn.comwww.buildinglogics.com www.stonecrops.comEd SnodgrassEmory Knoll Farms3410 Ady RdStreet, MD 21154410-452-5880www.greeroofplants.comPervious PavementRoss PickfordEarth Solutions, LLC730-785-4451rpickford@earthsolutionsllc.netMany local lawn and landscape companies have certified installers on staff. To identify a certifiedinstaller, use the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s on-line installer search feature forhomeowners at: http://www.icpi.org/homeowners/find_installer.cfm Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District 703 - 324 -1460 * http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd

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