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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Natural Landscaping Tool Kit

An Annotated Slide Collection - Slide 48


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More extensive benefit can be achieved from natural landscaping as the development industry begins to recognize the value of this approach. The Prairie Crossing development in Grayslake, Illinois features large areas of restored prairie and meadow around clustered housing. In addition, the stormwater management system utilizes natural processes to filter stormwater through swales, wetlands and into detention lakes with a naturalistic design. The "natural" approach is a major marketing theme for the development.


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