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Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
Landscaping In Harmony With Nature
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  • 1. Naturalizing Your Landscaping
    With Meadows and Rain Gardens
  • 2. Native Plants
    W hat is “native” ? Indigenous to the area
    What are the benefits of native plants?
    Grows well in the climate and soils
    Needs less maintenance
    Beneficial to wildlife in area
  • 3. Many plants native to the northeast can provide nest sites and food.
    Red Twig Dogwood- Left
    Henry Garnet Sweetspire- Below
  • 4. Inberry Holly
    Frasier Fir
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  • 8. Meadows vsTurfgrass Lawns
  • 9. Verbena with Hummingbird Moth
  • 10. Beauty and Interest
  • 11.
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  • 13. Creating a Meadow
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  • 18. Benefits of having a Meadow
  • 19. Butterfly larvae need food too!
  • 20. AsclepiasIncarnataIt’s for the monarchs
  • 21. Caterpillars can be pretty.
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  • 25. Killdeer nesting at Wegmans
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  • 28. Maintenance Costs
    Turfgrass Lawn
    Meadow
    • $80/acre for mowing at an average of 26 times annually=$2080
    • 29. Fertilizer, weed and insect control is $900/year
    • 30. Total per year =$2980
    • 31. Possible re-seeding thin areas from drought or plow damage
    Weed whip to cut down tall weeds in mid-summer and mow 1/3 acre on a 3 year cycle each spring
    Total of $750
    Add some annuals to fill every 4th year
  • 32. Green Roofs
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  • 35. Rain Gardening
  • 36. What is it?
    • Technical terms: Where water collects in the landscape.
    • 37. My terms: Slow draining areas, low spots on property etc. Usually avoided spaces to plant because “It’s too wet. Nothing grows well there”.
  • History
    • Bogs, Marshes, Natural Wetlands
    • 38. First conceived in 1990 in Prince George’s County, Maryland as a way to improve water quality.
    • 39. Currently one of the fastest growing areas of interest in landscape design.
  • Important Information
    Acts as a natural filtration system for water runoff
    Promotes plant and wildlife biodiversity
    Adds beauty and value to property
    Easy to Maintain!!!
  • 40. Examples
  • 41. How To Design
    Any low spot works.
    Don’t have one?
    Create one!
    Dig shallow area in yard
    Add plants
    Allow gutters to drain to area
    Enjoy!
  • 42. Rain Garden Examples
  • 43. Functioning dry river bed
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  • 45. RIT Ecoswale
  • 46. RIT continued

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