Green Tip and Trade

Plant an ocean-friendly garden

Matt Berger Nov 27, 2010

Runoff from residential landscapes affects the quality of our oceans. The sediment in water reduces clarity; nutrients increase algae populations and red tides; bacteria which can close beaches; the list continues.

Planting an ocean-friendly garden is a great way to reduce pollution and create a beautiful landscape on your property. Ocean-friendly gardens apply a method of gardening called CPR (Conservation, Permeability, Retention) that protects coastal waters by not only reducing residential runoff, but also by helping purify the water that does leave our properties and enter storm drains. For more information visit

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