In recent years, a new look in landscaping, commonly called natural landscaping, has been gaining widespread acceptance across the country. Natural landscaping is an aesthetically exciting, ever-changing tapestry of hardy, primarily native plantings well adapted to the local climate and soil. It can provide a cost effective alternative to conventional turf grass lawns.
Natural Landscaping minimizes the environmentally detrimental effects of pesticides and fertilizers, as well as the noise pollution, and the emission of air-polluting substances from lawn maintenance equipment. It virtually eliminates the need for watering required for turf grass lawns. While not maintenance free, natural landscapes require less time and money for ongoing maintenance than conventional landscapes.
Recognizing the advantages of natural landscaping, as well as the desire to maintain the rural “country” look of the Galena Territory that attracted most of us to this beautiful place, the GTA Greenspace Committee has been strongly encouraging property owners to consider the use of natural landscaping on their property.