All RiverSmart Homes landscaping enhancements require regular maintenance, although maintaining RiverSmart features typically involves less time and effort than traditional yard care. Maintenance duties will vary depending on the type of installation, but usually entail seasonal watering, weeding, mulching, and pruning. Landscaping practices only include plants and trees native to the Chesapeake Bay region, which means less watering and no fertilizer are necessary. Rain barrels will need to be emptied after major rain events and the filters cleared monthly. Permeable pavers will need to be swept or vacuumed regularly to prevent dirt from accumulating between the gaps and clogging.
Detailed instructions and maintenance schedules for RiverSmart Homes practices: