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HIP DIY RESOURCE LIBRARY


Everything you need to design and plant your HIP DIY Native Landscaping project is here, at your fingertips. Please view and download any of our materials for your information. If you have questions, or need something that isn’t found on this page, please contact us using the “Connect with Us” form below.

The following resources are specially-selected for property owners eligible for the HIP Do-It-Yourself Native Landscaping program.

JUST FOR

HIP HOMEOWNERS


DIY Native Landscaping Program Handbook

Program handbook for homeowners eligible for the DIY Native Landscaping Program. Last updated April 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We're sure you have lots of questions. Start here to learn the basics about the HIP DIY Native Landscaping program.

Landscaping with Native Plants

Details about how to plan, implement, and maintain your new native landscaping project.

Approved Mulch List

Tested and approved low-phosphorus mulches for use in the Lake Whatcom watershed. Last updated April 2018.

Supplier Directory

Listing of local businesses who keep stocked up on plants, mulches, and rocks that may be eligible for reimbursement through the DIY Native Landscaping Program.

Material Specifications

Provides technical descriptions of the types of mulch, plants, and rock materials that are reimbursable through the DIY Native Landscaping Program.

City Sample Application

Downloadable sample HIP application for City of Bellingham residents.

City Blank Application Forms

Downloadable blank HIP application for City of Bellingham residents. Custom property maps are provided at the DIY Native Landscaping workshop.

Whatcom County Sample Application

Downloadable sample HIP application for Whatcom County residents who live outside of City limits.

Whatcom County Blank Application Forms

Downloadable blank HIP application for Whatcom County residents who live outside of City limits. Custom property maps are provided at the DIY Native Landscaping workshop.

Planting worksheet

Downloadable excel worksheet helps you determine the amount of native plants and mulch needed for your planting area to satisfy program requirements.

Workshop Presentation Slides

Downloadable presentation slides for the DIY Native Landscaping workshop.

Homeowner Acknowledgement Form

Overview of program offering and what homeowners can expect by participating in the DIY Native Landscaping Program.

Reimbursement Form

Downloadable reimbursement form for the DIY Native Landscaping Program.

Maintenance Agreement

Downloadable Maintenance Agreement template for the DIY Native Landscaping Program.

Measuring Areas Handout

This handout provides detailed guidance about how to measure distances using pacing, measuring devices, and online resources.

HIP-Certified Professionals

Download this list to find all of the designers, contractors, and project managers who have successfully completed the HIP Professional Certification Course.

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HIP LANDSCAPE DESIGNS


Sunny Shoreline Landscape Plan

If your site slopes gently toward the water, use this layout to maximize your fun in the sun.

Shoreline Connection Landscape Plan

Keeping you connected to the uses along your shoreline, this layout adds privacy from boaters and neighbors.

Shoreline Buffer Landscape Plan

Tired of the geese making a mess along your shoreline? This layout creates a barrier that doesn't detract from your water view.

Shady Creekside Landscape Plan

Along streams, use this layout to beautify your property while reducing erosion and flooding

Part Sun Privacy Landscape Plan

Creating a border of native landscaping using this layout grows a beautiful and natural barrier while keeping your views intact.

Backyard Sanctuary Landscape Plan

Use this layout to turn an open lawn area into a private place where you can relax, entertain guests, and attract birds and butterflies.

Sunny Hillside Landscape Plan

Mowing lawns on steep slopes can be a big headache. This layout helps you envision ways to plant your hillside while maintaining that spectacular view.

Deep Shade Landscape Plan

Some native plants thrive in shady areas, where weeds and moss would otherwise grow. Use this layout if you live under tall trees or for the shady side of your lot.

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