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Chapter 1:  An Introduction to Revegetation

Why Revegetate an Area?

Landscape Plantings

Landscape plantings are included in this section simply as an informative note, because they are not primarily erosion control projects but at times do contribute to soil protection.  This form of revegetation includes all plantings around buildings and special emphasis areas where aesthetics are the primary concern. 

Landscape revegetation usually requires a maintenance program and intensive management, such as supplemental watering, fertilization, and mowing for survival and the desired appearance.  Landscape plantings require very specific local knowledge based on exact site conditions and the designer’s concept of the final product. 

‘Nugget’ Kentucky bluegrass and ‘Arctared’ red fescue are often used in grass mixes intended for this purpose.  Defer to local professional knowledge with regard to landscape plantings including lawns, shrubs and trees. 


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