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Natural landscaping. Advantages of natural landscaping:. Natural landscaping involves the use of native plants to approximate a natural community. Reduces time and expense of mowing. Reduces need for watering. Reduces need for fertilizers and pesticides. Provides habitat for wildlife.

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natural landscaping
Natural landscaping
  • Advantages of natural landscaping:
  • Natural landscaping involves the use of native plants to approximate a natural community
  • Reduces time and expense of mowing
  • Reduces need for watering
  • Reduces need for fertilizers and pesticides
  • Provides habitat for wildlife
  • Native plants are those naturally growing in the region; well-adapted to local climate
  • Natural landscaping allows plants to grow and reproduce with minimal interference
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Natural landscaping
  • Natural landscapes
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Natural landscaping
  • No-mow
  • Reduces time and expense of mowing
  • Methods of ‘naturalizing’:
  • May get many non-native species such as Japanese honeysuckle (escaped from cultivation)
  • Takes a long time to approach natural community
  • Planting
  • Planting species to simulate a natural community
  • Plants selected based on suitability (to climatic conditions and each other) and then for color, form and texture
  • Based on model communities
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Natural landscaping
  • Site analysis
  • Construct plan view; identify structures, utility lines, pavement, contours of land
  • Stages of planning
  • ‘Habitat’ data such as soil type, soil moisture, exposure to sun or wind, current vegetation
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Natural landscaping
  • functional use
  • Divide area in functional units such as recreation, utility, plantings
  • Stages of planning
  • Habitat often dictates possible functional uses
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Natural landscaping
  • Aesthetics
  • Consider color, line and texture of plants throughout seasons
  • Stages of planning
  • Planting should look natural; avoid straight lines and plant species in natural distributions (usually clumped)
  • Incorporate meandering pathways to allow access to planting
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Natural landscaping
  • Obtaining plants
  • Plants should be from local population sources whenever possible (better adapted to site)
  • Stages of planning
  • Propagate from seeds or purchase from local nursery; avoid removing plants from natural communities
  • Natural landscapes may take several years to establish; start small and add over years