You can have a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment by adopting an Earth-Kind landscape philosophy.
Introduced by the Texas Agrilife Extension Service, Earth-Kind’s goal is to help gardeners create easy-care landscapes, while preserving and conserving natural resources and the environment. These research-proven techniques combine the best of organic and traditional gardening and landscape practices. The strategies are designed to work in your landscape.
The process starts with selecting easy-care plants suited to the growing conditions. This will yield beautiful results with minimal water, fertilizer, pesticides and work for you.
Proper placement will not only improve plant performance, but can also help reduce heating and cooling costs. And, if you put the right size plant in the landscape, you will need to do less pruning and have less plant waste to manage.
Recycling fallen leaves and prunings into compost, wattle fences, and mulch will help you put this resource to work in your garden, while reducing waste sent to the landfill.
A bit more information: Take the Earth-Kind challenge and find out if your landscape is contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment. The quick test will evaluate your current landscaping practices and provide ideas on how you can adopt Earth-Kind landscaping principles in your garden.