the support of grants from the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection and The Garden Club of Concord, the Town of
Concord developed these free designs with local landscape professionals.
These templates can serve as a guide to property owners in creating
attractive landscapes that provide plant variety, color, and habitat for
established, these landscapes will require less water and little
maintenance. However, as with any new plantings, these will require some
supplemental water in the first year or two to make sure they become
established. Mulching around plants will keep down weeds and help the
soil retain moisture. Also, over time some perennials may need to be
the templates as your budget, property size and time allow. You can
renovate your yard all at once or make changes in your landscape over a
Lonicera Sempervirens - "Coral Honeysuckle"
Garden for Hot Spots, designed by Dori Smith of Gardens for Life. This design was created for full-sun properties using drought and salt-tolerant trees and shrubs. Full of color, this landscape will also attract birds and butterflies.
Woodland Garden, designed by Lina Formichelli of Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening. This design is perfect for homeowners with properties bordering on wooded areas. Utilizing shade-loving plants, this garden provides year-round color and interest.
Wildlife Attracting Landscape, designed by Sue Spicer of Sue Spicer Landscape Design. By providing food, water and shelter, this design creates a natural habitat setting for local and migrating animals with native trees, shrubs and ground covers.
Rain-Catching Garden, designed by Angela Kearney of Minglewood Design. This design features a garden of flowering plants, shrubs and groundcovers that retains rainwater and allows it to seep back into the ground, recharging ground water supplies, instead of running off into storm drains.