Beneficial plants for bayscaping in the Chesapeake Region.
Beneficial plants are well adapted to local climate and soil types. As a result, they require minimal maintenance such as watering, fertilizer or pesticides. This reduces the pollutants that wash in to our local streams, rivers, and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Beneficial plants often help wildlife as well, by providing food, shelter, and places to raise their young. (1999) MARCH By the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the US Fish & Wildlife Service.