Native plants are a great habitat for butterflies, birds, bees, and other insects that rely on them and are critical to our natural systems. Additionally, native landscapes adapt to local growing conditions and often require fewer inputs (i.e. fertilizer or water). For interested residents, you can register, for free, for the Native Landscape Program by submitting a one-page application. Following the policies outlined for the program (found on the City’s website), residents can select to have a native landscape in part, small or large, in their private yards. Residents with registered native landscapes will have a sign to display in their yard and are allowed to have plants and grasses in excess of the 12-inch rule outlined in City Code. This will be an annual program available for residents.