Retention Ponds & Buffer Gardens

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lire l'intégralité des informations ici Buffer Gardens are located between land and water help filter pollutants and improve water quality. Buffers absorb excess runoff and nutrients such as phosphorus, a culprit behind algae blooms.

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Provide these aesthetic, time-saving and money-saving benefits:

  • Saving as much as 48% in maintenance costs as compared to traditional landscaping
  • Spending less time on high-maintenance lawn care such as mowing, weeding and fertilizing–that means more leisure time for you!
  • Preventing erosion, which is vastly more cost-effective than repairing shoreline
  • Enhancing your view of the lake or pond by framing it with plants, grasses, shrubs and trees to render your scene even more picturesque
  • Creating a meandering path to the shore, incorporating the cherished element of unfolding and expanse in your landscape plan
  • Attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife

Native plants, grasses, shrubs and trees are preferable. Native plants are well-suited to your soil type and climate, making them remarkably hardy. This saves you money from having to replace plants that perish. Native plants are naturally drought-resistant, very low maintenance and pest repellent. They also attract diverse plant and animal life. Your yard will be teeming with beautiful birds and butterflies! The roots of native plants are deeper than those of grass. Thus, they are far superior in absorbing water, preventing erosion, plus reducing and cleansing runoff. Native plants, grasses, shrubs and trees stop pollution from reaching the water. They trap sediments and absorb excess nutrients such as phosphorus.


Chesapeake Master Gardeners has put together some instructions on planting a buffer garden to properly maintaining a retention pond. The information is available as a pdf. Click here to download the Information Sheets >>

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