Selecting, Installing, and Managing Plants

A comprehensive guide to selecting, installing, and managing plants in landscapes designed for children and families. Below are links to information and resources related to plants for outdoor informal, nonformal, and formal contexts.

Plant Planning

Plant Installation

  • Soil Preparation - Laying the groundwork for successful planting.
  • Sources - Where to find your plants.
  • Plant Quality - A guide to purchasing quality plants.
  • How to Plant - Typical planting details.

Plant Management

  • Management vs Maintenance - Caring for plants and allowing them to grow.
  • Watering - How to keep plants alive.
  • Learning from the Landscape - Suggested garden activities.