Use native, drought resistant plants and grasses. These require less water and fertilizer.
The resources and organizations below may be able to help you with this mitigation strategy or to learn more.
KY Department of Agriculture
Plant Availability Guide
The Kentucky Grown Landscape Plant Availability Guide searchable database allows users to search for plant material available in wholesale quantities from Kentucky nurseries. Users can search by common plant name, genus and species, or company name.
Tags: Trees, Plants, Rain Gardens, Nurseries, Tools
KY Division of Forestry
State Nurseries and Tree Seedlings
The Kentucky Division of Forestry operates two seedling nurseries for the purpose of planting on public and privately-owned land. These nurseries are located at Gilbertsville in Marshall County near the Kentucky Dam and at Grassy Creek in Morgan County near the town of West Liberty. Division nurseries offer 51 different species of hardwoods and conifers for sale for planting on open crop or pasture land, developing a Christmas tree plantation, enhancing wildlife habitat, improving urban areas and reclaiming surface mining sites. This webpage offers treeseedling planting instructions and seedling descriptions and fact sheets.
Tags: Nurseries, Trees, Seedlings, Forests, Education
Tags: Rain Gardens, Native Plants, Guides
Native Plants for Tennessee
Tennessee Smart Yards provides a comprehensive listing of Tennessee native plants that are available commercially. This site helps you select native plants for use in your yard. In addition, the site has a list of TN native rain garden plants.
Tags: Plants, Rain Gardens, Urban, Stormwater, Biodiversity, Native Plants, Habitat