Landscaping (RFL) is…
an environmentally friendly way of gardening. River-Friendly Landscaping
practices are designed to help you create a healthy, beautiful, vibrant yard
while conserving water, reducing yard waste, and preventing pollution of our air
and local rivers. This approach to gardening includes:
locally — Work with nature, rather than against it
soil health — Promote healthy soil to support healthy plants
and protecting wildlife habitat — Provide shelter and water to local
for less to the landfill — Reduce yard waste which helps conserve
water — Preserve water for future generations
energy — Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels
air and water quality — Keep pollutants out of our water and air
Did you know…
- A gas-powered lawn mower emits 11 times the air pollution of a new car,
per hour of use?
- Gas powered garden tools (e.g., lawn mowers, chain saws, leaf blowers,
etc.) emit 5% of the nation’s air pollution?
- Using a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways, sidewalks, and
patios can save 8 gallons of water per minute?
Hire a qualified
Gardener to make your yard River-Friendly!
Check out the newly renovated
River-Friendly Inspiration Garden!
Have a great River-Friendly landscape you want to
share? Upload your photos to
Check out an interview about the
River-Friendly Landscaping Program with On-Air personality Kat Maudru
from 96.9 Eagle. In this interview, Dave Tamayo of the Sacramento County
Stormwater Quality Program talks about the economic and environmental benefits
that residents can achieve by practicing River Friendly Landscaping.