Hans Christian Andersen wrote, “Just living is not enough … one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” With our hectic schedules, most of our sunshine, freedom and flower appreciation takes place not in the great outdoors, but in the comfort of our own backyards. Because this commune with nature is so essential to our peace of mind, many of us have landscaped, or plan to landscape, our homes to create a beautiful outdoor experience. It’s important, however, to make sure our landscapes are not only beautiful but sustainable. Non-sustainable landscaping systems deplete the earth and waste precious resources.

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