Swales are swell
If you waterscape your property with berms and swales parallel to the shoreline of canals, drainage ditches or other bodies of water, you slow the flow of water, which ultimately reduces pollution and excessive sediment from entering the lagoon and keeps the water on your lawn for a longer duration of time. Landscape design by Meg Whitmer.
There are many beautiful native plants you can replace your grass with to help minimize runoff from your yard into the local waterways. These plants also provide essential habitat for birds and bees.
Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens)
Soft Rush (Juncus effuses)
Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)
Indian Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
Dune Sunflower (Helianthis debilis)
Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)
Sunshine Mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa)