About Project

The Applecross Project is a demonstration project designed and installed by researchers and students at the University of Delaware. It displays sustainable practices that reduce lawn area to 50% of the site while maintaining enough lawn for circulation, play and entertaining.

One of the goals was to diversify plants by 100% (in actuality plant diversity was increased by 500%).

The landscape includes a 6,000 square foot meadow and 3,000 square foot reforestation area. Turf paths wind through the meadow and landscape beds connecting large areas of lawn. Planted landscape beds are helping control storm water runoff and increase percolation.

Before Project
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During Project
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After Project
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