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Landscape gardening

14 Ways To Green Your Home: Landscaping

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Landscape gardening areas are open spaces with full sun. We recommend everyday watering. However, a few conditions may change based on the exact location. We can plant varieties that will be guided accordingly at the time of execution. The typical family uses 400 gallons of water daily, of which about 30% is used for landscape and garden irrigation—enough to fill 400,000 swimming pools! A sustainable residential landscape can be every bit as lush and beautiful as a traditional landscape gardening, while still conserving soil, water, and energy and reducing or eliminating the use of toxic chemicals. It can also grow in harmony with the local ecosystem, attracting native wildlife.

What you will learn

  1. Look at ways to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in your yard and/or garden.
  2. Outline the health, safety and welfare aspects of landscaping for all professionals involved on a project.
  3. Look at the pros and cons of landscaping alternatives.
  4. Explore ways to conserve soil, water and energy use when landscaping.
  5. Understand what makes landscaping alternatives sustainable.

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