Examples of Native Landscapes

Links for More Information on Creating, Planning and Maintaining your Landscape

Here is an interesting resource that allows you to create a “virtual” landscape. Includes pollinators, native species, and rain gardens:


This is an article written by Oberlin Local Carl McDaniel detailing the creation and maintenance of his beautiful natural landscape:

This website provides a list of all the landscape suitable, commercially available, native plant species in Ohio. You can easily narrow your search for grass/grass-like species:  
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Resources for Native Plants: 
Natives in Harmony
Turf Magazine

Prairie Grasses:
Prairie Nursery Native Plants
This Old House Prairie Gardening

Invasive species to avoid:
Ohio Invasive Plants Council – Plants to Avoid
Ohio Department of Agriculture – Invasive Plants

Noxious Weeds:
Ohio State University Extension – Noxious Weeds
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Rain gardens:
Family Handyman-How to Build a Rain Garden
Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District

Pollinator plants:
Ohio State University Fact Sheets
USDA Forest Service – Gardening for Pollinators

Resources for Beginner Gardeners (Link Provided By a Youth Gardening Club Who Used Our Resources to Begin Gardening!): DIY Gardening Projects and Landscaping Ideas to Save Money