Greenscapes North Shore
Environmentally-friendly landscaping that protects our water --
With Greenscapes, homeowners and landscapers can make yards and gardens environmentally-friendly that look great, require little maintenance and save water. Check out our Greenscapes program and find out how to be a Greenscaper in your own backyard.
Greenscapes practices include:
- Watering only in the morning before 8:00 am
- Watering only when my lawn is thristy
- Mowing with sharp mower blade
- Leaving grass clippings on the lawn to replenish nutrients
- Keeping my grass at least 3” tall to crowd out weeds
- Using compost and organic products on my lawn and plantings
- Learn more about having a healthy yard that protects our water by checking out Greenscapes.org
Salem Sound Coastwatch works with
Eight Towns and the Great Marsh Committee and
Ipswich River Watershed Association to partner with local municipalities to bring Greenscaping practices to you on
the North Shore . This program is made possible by this community support.
Please thank the following seventeen communities for participating in 2012:
Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Ipswich, Marblehead, Merrrimac, Newbury, North Reading, Peabody, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Topsfield, and West Newbury.
The NEW 16 page Greenscapes Guide is available at greenscapes.org. In the past, communities were given Greenscapes magnets and water conservation pamphlets. They are available at town halls and libraries and at special events. We also look forward to giving a Greenscapes 101 presentation in each one of these communities over the next couple of months.
The Greenscapes North Shore Coalition is made up of Salem Sound Coastwatch, Ipswich River Watershed Association and Eight Towns and the Great Marsh Committee of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. Started by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association and the Mass Bays Program in 2004, Greenscapes is in communities across Massachusetts, including the North Shore, South Shore, and Connecticut River Valley.