Native Plantings

Native Plantings Guidelines

City Code 8-500 outlines the requirements for native planting areas, including:

  • Must be in well-defined areas with borders; no overgrown lawns
  • Setbacks include: 20 feet from front lot line and 5 feet from side and rear lot lines
  • Soil erosion must be controlled during and after plantings are established
  • Must be maintained to industry standards
  • May not include turf grass

Is City Approval Required for Native Planting Landscape Areas?

There is no application or permit process required prior to planting. However, talk with your neighbors about your plan, the benefits of native plantings, and how they differ from overgrown turf grass and noxious weeds.

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