Resources by Laurie Fox
|Urban Water-Quality Management: Insect Pests of Water Garden Plants||
Aphids are often called plant lice. Several species are troublesome pests on above-water leaves (a), stems, and flower buds of aquatic plants. These sucking insects distort succulent new leaves, causing them to curl, wilt, or turn yellow.
|Apr 8, 2015||426-040 (HORT-124P)|
|What Is a Watershed?||Aug 29, 2018||426-041 (SPES-2P)|
|Urban Water-Quality Management - Winterizing the Water Garden||
Water gardens require maintenance throughout the year. Preparation for the winter months is especially important for the survival of both the aquatic plants and the wildlife in and around the pond. Some plants will not tolerate winter weather and must be removed from the pond while cold-hardy plants need only to be completely immersed in the pond.
|Mar 19, 2015||426-042 (HORT-125P)|
|Rain Garden Plants||
A rain garden is a landscaped area specially designed to collect rainfall and storm-water runoff. The plants and soil in the rain garden clean pollutants from the water as it seeps into the ground and evaporates back into the atmosphere. For a rain garden to work, plants must be selected, installed, and maintained properly.
|Dec 21, 2018||426-043 (SPES-57P)|
|Urban Water-Quality Management: Purchasing Aquatic Plants||Apr 8, 2015||426-044 (HORT-122P)|
|Urban Water-Quality Management: Wildlife in the Home Pond Garden||
Small home pond gardens support aquatic plants and also attract a variety of wildlife. Turtles, frogs, birds, snakes, lizards, and raccoons as well as many other animals may use these ponds. Most wildlife needs water to survive and will seek out ponds for drinking, bathing, habitat, and in some cases, reproduction.
|Mar 19, 2015||426-045 (HORT-126P)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 3: Grass Channels||Dec 11, 2019||426-122 (BSE-271P)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 4: Soil Restoration||
Soil restoration (SR) is the technique of enhancing compacted soils to improve their porosity and nutrient retention. It includes biological (worms) and mechanical aeration, mechanical loosening (tilling), planting dense vegetation, and applying soil amendments. Soil amendments involve the spreading and mixing of mature compost into disturbed and compacted urban soils (see Figure 1).
|Dec 11, 2019||426-123 (BSE-272P)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 5: Vegetated Roofs||
A vegetated roof (VR) is a best management practice (BMP) that reduces stormwater runoff and pollution. Vegetation and media create a permeable system on a previously impervious surface. The VR intercepts rainfall and filters runoff while reducing the volume and velocity. Vegetated roofs consist of a waterproofing barrier, drainage system, and engineered growing media. There are two types of VRs: intensive and extensive. Intensive vegetated roofs are deeper and heavier, while extensive vegetated roofs are shallower, lighter, and more common (see Figure 1). The type of VR determines the amount of maintenance necessary to maintain the vegetation.
|Dec 11, 2019||426-124 (BSE-273P)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 6: Rainwater Harvesting||
Rainwater harvesting (RWH), also known as rainwater harvesting systems or cisterns, are devices that intercept, divert, store, and release collected roof runoff from rainfall for later use as an alternative water supply (see figure 1). RWH can also be designed to provide runoff reduction benefits. Therefore, it is classified as a best management practice (BMP) for treatment of urban stormwater. Because of its dual purpose and benefit, RWH is often classified as a sustainable urban BMP.
|Dec 11, 2019||426-125 (BSE-274P)|
|Fertilización de árboles y arbustos||
Los árboles y arbustos necesitan nutrientes para crecer y estar sanos. Los tres nutrientes más importantes son nitrógeno, fósforo y potasio. Un análisis de suelos es siempre la mejor manera de saber qué nutrientes se necesitan y la cantidad necesaria de cada uno.
|Feb 18, 2016||430-018S (HORT-165P)|
|Trees for Parking Lots and Paved Areas||May 1, 2009||430-028|
|Trees and Shrubs that Tolerate Saline Soils and Salt Spray Drift||
Concentrated sodium (Na), a component of salt, can damage plant tissue whether it contacts above or below ground parts. High salinity can reduce plant growth and may even cause plant death. Care should be taken to avoid excessive salt accumulation from any source on tree and shrub roots, leaves or stems. Sites with saline (salty) soils, and those that are exposed to coastal salt spray or paving de-icing materials, present challenges to landscapers and homeowners.
|Apr 8, 2015||430-031 (HORT-111P)|
|Innovative Best Management Fact Sheet No. 1: Floating Treatment Wetlands||Aug 28, 2013||BSE-76P|
|Decentralized Small Community Wastewater Collection Systems||
Wastewater is a significant source of carbon, sediment, nutrients, pathogens, and other potential pollutants. Reducing the quantity of these contaminants before they are discharged to either groundwater or surface water is essential to preserve or enhance water quality in receiving waters. This is accomplished through the installation of wastewater treatment and collection systems. The form of these systems can vary substantially. In Virginia, they range in size from 5,000 to 50,000 gallons per day; 49 percent are public systems and the remainder are private (Parten 2008).
|Jul 10, 2014||BSE-77P|
|Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 2: Rain Barrels||Jun 25, 2018||SPES-10P|
|Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 3: Permeable Pavement||Jun 25, 2018||SPES-11P|
|Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 4: Grass Swales||Jun 25, 2018||SPES-12P|
|Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 5: Rain Gardens||Jun 26, 2018||SPES-13P|
|Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 6: Buffers||Jun 26, 2018||SPES-14P|
|Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 1: Rooftop Redirection (Disconnection)||Jun 25, 2018||SPES-9P|