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^ Knowing the nonsustainable landscaping pitfalls ^ Avoiding resource- and money-sucking mistakes a onsidering all the nonsense that's out there about landscaping and ^^ gardening practices, I don't think you need to feel bad about committing some of the gaffes listed in this chapter. After all, it's human nature to think that if everyone's doing something, it must be right.
Yet many common gardening practices are foolish, and imitating them doesn't help anyone. If you're wasting time and money or creating a big environmental impact, now is the time to change your ways. A little knowledge and willingness to change behavior can solve the majority of gardening problems in a big hurry, with no downside and often little or no cost.
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.