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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Natural Landscaping for Public Officials: A Source Book

Natural Landscaping for Public Officials: A Source Book

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 to use water for irrigation as is required for turf grass lawns. While not maintenance free, natural landscaping requires less time and money for ongoing maintenance than conventional landscapes. This online source book will explain the basic principles and benefits of natural landscaping; demonstrate the feasibility of using natural landscaping successfully in the region (US EPA Region 5); provide information regarding the ways that local officials as community leaders can encourage the use of natural landscaping; identify ways to avoid pitfalls that could result in poorly implemented natural landscaping or cause problems for local government; describe tools and techniques; and provide direction to other sources of information and expertise.


Northeastern IL Planning Commission & USEPA Reg. 5

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Date of Publication:
June 25, 1998 (revised Sept. 1, 1998)

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GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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