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Healthy Yards Resources

Your Link to Natural Gardening Resources in Your Neighbourhood

Want a rain barrel or composter? Looking for an organic lawn care service provider? Wondering what native plants will grow in your clay soil? The Healthy Yards Connection connects you with government agencies and organizations offering healthy yards products, services and information in your neighbourhood as well as municipal bylaws and restrictions regarding pesticide use, lawn watering and other related topics.

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Jurisdiction and Participating Municipalities

Adjala-Tosorontio | City of Toronto | Durham Region | Mono | Peel Region | York Region

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For information on additional healthy yards programs and policies available outside TRCA's jurisdiction, please contact the appropriate conservation authority:

For those living west of the area covered on this map:
Credit Valley Conservation Authority

For those living north of the area covered on this map:
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

For those living east of the area covered on this map:
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

City of Toronto York Region Region of Durham Region of Peel Town of Mono

Grow Me Instead:

Invasive species are a significant threat to biodiversity. Horticulture is one of many pathways for the introduction and spread of invasive plants. With this in mind, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) and partners created a guide to help gardeners and landscapers choose beautiful, non-invasive plants. The Grow Me Instead guide identifies common garden plants that may invade natural areas, thereby reducing native biodiversity and changing environmental conditions. It also provides a list of non-invasive alternatives for each of these plants.

This resource is available for free download as a PDF from the OIPC website.