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Design with Environmental Awareness

Sustainable Landscape practices reflect environmental awareness in both the design and maintenance of a space. Using native plants in a landscape is one practice that has many benefits. Sustainable landscaping asks us to examine the input and output of our landscaping and find ways to minimize both

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Our program trains students to become proficient in the many skills needed to evaluate residential and urban landscapes for sustainable practices in design, installation and maintenance

The main goals of sustainable landscape design include:

  • Treat Water as a Resource
  • Value Your Soil
  • Preserve Existing Plants
  • Conserve Material Resources

A sustainable landscaping approach would be to reduce yard waste by selecting appropriately sized plants and reusing and recycling construction waste. Furthermore, building materials should be carefully selected, using locally sourced materials whenever possible.

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