What is sustainable landscaping?

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You may have heard the term “sustainable landscaping” tossed around, but many people still don’t fully understand what it actually is. To be honest, there are quite a few varying definitions but the staples of sustainable landscaping are: an attractive environment that is in balance with the local climate and requires minimal resource inputs, such as fertilizer, pesticides and water. – colostate.edu Sustainable landscaping starts with an appropriate design that is cost efficient, functional, environmentally friendly, visually pleasing and has maintainable areas.

Goals can be different for each sustainable landscape. It can have a short-term goal such as saving water or implementing and using a compost bin. Or it can have a more long term goal like creating a more self-sustaining garden. Talk with your landscaping contractor to find out what your needs are and what sustainable landscape design is best for your yard.

Lifescape Associates can design your landscape for your needs and budget. Just give us a call at 303-831-8310.