WaterShed’s landscape features plants native to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These species are adapted to the climate, promote good health in native animal populations, and can thrive without artifical irrigation, fertilizers or insecticides. Planting with trees, shrubs, large perennials, and grasses instead of a conventional lawn eliminates the need and cost of mowing and reduces maintenance-related carbon emissions, soil compaction, and chemical use.

The landscape works in tandem with WaterShed’s other living systems. The constructed wetlands capture and recycle water for irrigation of the landscape. Compost produced on-site will provide natural fertilizer to sustain it.

WaterShed’s Landscape Plants include:

  • Berry Heavy(TM) Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  • Cloud 9 Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
  • Dale’s Strain Coral Bells (Heuchera americana)
  • Dura-Heat(TM) Riverbirch (Betula nigra)
  • Henry’s Garnet (Itea)
  • Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
  • Moonbeam Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)
  • Moonshine Yarrow (Achellia millefolium)
  • Muhly Grass
  • Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
  • Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis)
  • Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)
  • Virginia Sweetspire leaf (Itea virginica)