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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Natural Landscaping Tool Kit

An Annotated Slide Collection - Slide 11


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Richness of texture and changing colors are aesthetic benefits that make natural landscapes appealing and interesting. Natural landscapes will change over the years as the plant composition adjusts to specific site conditions. Often short-lived but showy species are included in the initial planting mix to give a dramatic first impact. Later, the plants which take longer to become established begin to dominate.

Natural landscapes maintain a strong visual interest throughout the seasons. Plants are in flower at different times, creating a multi-season floral display. Even in winter, the colors of native grasses, seed pods, and other plant materials are more interesting than brown turf grasses and unrelieved expanses of snow.


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