Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ideas for a "green" landscape

Here are a few tips from Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening-- excerpted from a Country Living (January 1999 issue) sidebar:

Think long term.  It shouldn't be 10 to 20 years, as is common in the US, but a hundred to a thousand years, as in Europe.

Think low maintenance.  Edge, mulch, and avoid constant pruning.  [And stop pollarding trees that don't need to be pruned into popsicles!]

Think natural.  What's the impact on the environment?

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