Online Native Landscaping Manual by MDC and SNR

yard with native plants and rocks

Yard of Besa Schweitzer, horticulturalist at Missouri Botanical Garden

On the Missouri Botanical Garden website, you can find a comprehensive, downloadable Native Landscaping Manual. This guide to landscaping in Missouri is a collaborative project between the Missouri Department of Conservation and Shaw Nature Reserve.

Chapter One: Reconstructing a Tall Grass Prairie
A Seeding Guide for Missouri

Chapter Two: Rain Gardening and Storm-water Management
A Landscaping Guide for Missouri

Chapter Three: Control and Identification of Invasive Species
A Management Guide for Missouri

Chapter Four: Landscaping with Native Plants
A Gardener’s Guide for Missouri

You can order a chapter in booklet form for a fee.