How to use and care for native plants in the landscape to infiltrate stormwater.
(Undated) Brochure by Fresh Coast 740 and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer Districts on using and caring for native plants in the landscape to infiltrate stormwater.
Native plants have deep growing root systems that help break up soil, allowing more water to drain into the ground. They also help promote a healthy and vibrant natural landscape with habitat for local birds, bees, and butterflies. Many improved varieties and hybrids of native species are available to offer characteristics like ease of care, color variation, and extensive blooming. Also consider using native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses. Native landscaping uses colorful native plants, ornamentals, or a combination of the two to grow a prairie in your yard.