Tomorrow morning (Saturday, 6/21), Baltimore Master Gardeners will be Bay-Wise certifying our yard at 9:30 am. If you’re interested in learning about simple landscape practices that improve water quality and the health of our local waterways, you’re welcome to join us! Some of what qualifies us to be certified as “Bay-Wise” also equates to quazi-lazy/easier gardening, as in, we don’t fertilize or water our lawn. For our lawn and the rest of our yard, we have a “you don’t give us anything, we don’t give you anything” policy. So nothing gets watered or taken care of (other than weeding/pruning to keep it under control) unless it’s useful to us. And grass really isn’t useful. We also grow native species of trees and plants as much as we can, use a push lawn mower, grow our fruits and vegetables organically, and a few other things. I’ll try to take some pictures tomorrow during the certification to post about what we do. It’s pretty easy and it’s good to know that the way we garden is beneficial for our local water quality, the Chesapeake Bay, and our kids too.
Hopefully, we’ll see some of you tomorrow morning at 9:30!