City Code 8-500 outlines the requirements for native planting areas, including:
Must be in well-defined areas with borders; no overgrown lawns
Setbacks include: 20 feet from front lot line and 5 feet from side and rear lot lines
Soil erosion must be controlled during and after plantings are established
Must be maintained to industry standards
May not include turf grass
Is City Approval Required for Native Planting Landscape Areas?
There is no application or permit process required prior to planting. However, talk with your neighbors about your plan, the benefits of native plantings, and how they differ from overgrown turf grass and noxious weeds. Learn more about how your landscaping can help to protect pollinators on the city's Protecting Pollinators resource page.