Niagara College has committed to integrating sustainable landscape practices at its campuses.
What is a “sustainable” landscape?
Naturalization is an alternative landscape maintenance technique for maintaining our natural spaces. Natural processes of growth and change are less restricted, and the landscape is allowed to become more natural than ornamental.
Sustainable landscape practices help reduce large areas of turf lawn which require constant watering and maintenance, and do not support native flora and fauna.
By maintaining selected areas of the landscape through naturalization, we can decrease the need for frequent watering and mowing, and can reduce the need for fertilizer and pesticides too.