The Livable Delaware series was developed to educate Delawareans about the problems of invasive plants in the landscape and ways to create more environmentally friendly gardens
Invasive plant species are a concern for professionals and homeowners alike. Invasive plants crowd out native plants and negatively affect the insects, birds, and other animals that are part of the habitat. The Plants for a Livable Delaware Program, initiated by the University of Delaware, was created to reduce the use of some common invasive plants by suggesting viable alternatives that provide similar ornamental and cultural features. DNLA is a strong supporter of this program.
Download the brochures to learn about alternatives to invasive plants, control methods for invasives, and design recommendations for sustainable lawns and landscapes.
“What’s the plant that’s taking over my backyard garden, and how do I get rid of it?” This brochure, developed by the Delaware Nature Society, will advise you on how to control aggressive invasive plants most commonly found on a homeowner’s property.
Learn how your landscape can become a Livable Ecosystem by cleaning water, increasing plant and animal diversity, cooling the environment, saving energy, and sequestering carbon while you enjoy that landscape for the pleasure it provides.