Planting the Seed Sustainable Plant Basics

In This Chapter

  • Picking appropriate plants
  • Understanding your soil (and how to deal with it) ^ Creating and using compost ^ Planting perfectly
  • Contributing to your landscape's sustainability with mulch

7he huge variety of plants, the complexities of soil and fertilizer, and the mysteries of creating and managing the living portion of the landscape can be overwhelming. This chapter introduces you to the world of living systems and gives you the confidence to get to work on your own sustainable paradise.

Because so much of the wasted effort and materials in the landscape result from poor planting choices, discovering how to use plants properly will greatly improve the environmental performance of your project and will also save you lots of trouble over the years.

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