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Blue Chip Ground Cover Juniper

Solving Runoff Problems

Importance of Watershed

A watershed is a land area that drains rain and other water into a creek, river, lake, wetland, or groundwater aquifer. Water from your neighborhood also enters the watershed through the storm drain system and flows directly to local creeks without any treatment. It often is contaminated by pollutants that can be toxic to fish, wildlife, and people.

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Catch water basin.

Blue Chip Ground Cover Juniper

Common name:Blue Chip Ground Cover Juniper
Botanical name:Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

Reaching a size of 1' by 8', the outstanding foliage of this plant grows as a silver-blue, mounding ground cover.

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Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.