The City has language specifically related to native plantings in its ordinances. To read the related ordinance, click here and go to section 7-1-9. Native prairie or other native habitat plantings are referred to as meadow vegetation in this document. Native plants used in a typical manicured garden are not regulated by this ordinance.
The following is a summary of the requirements of the native planting ordinance. Native plantings will be allowed as landscaping if they meet the following criteria:
Landscape Plans for Native Plantings
The City requires residents to submit a landscape plan for their native prairie planting prior to installation. Planting plans will be reviewed and approved within 10-15 business days. Please use the following document for your landscape plan or make sure your landscape plan contains all of the same information.
Native Planting Landscape Plan (MS Word document)
Native Planting Landscape Plan (PDF)
The plan will help the City track native plantings and respond quickly if there are questions or concerns from other residents about the planting. Please submit all native planting plans to Caleb Ashling via email or mail at 13713 Frontier Court, Burnsville, MN 55337.