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Earth-Friendly Gardens

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Earth-Friendly Practices

Please check off the following practices used in your garden. Please note that ALL items in this section are required.



Landscape Principles

Check the practices used in your garden. These practices are based on eight principles for protecting the environment. By observing these principles we can see, for example, how plant selection influences garden waste or how soil care and watering practices can impact water quality and waste. The following Principles and Practices are meant to be a starting point, but are not meant to be comprehensive. Please note that there are a minimum number of checked practices required for each category.

Landscape Principle #1- Conserve Water and Ensure Water Quality

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Landscape Principle #2 - Conserve Energy and Protect Air Quality

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Landscape Principle #3 Nurture the Soil

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Landscape Principle #4 Reduce Waste and Send Less to the Landfill

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Landscape Principle #5 Practice Responsible Pest Management

A strategic use of environmentally safe and effective methods to keep garden pests and diseases under control. Successful Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs combine several methods for long-term prevention and management of garden and home pests.






Landscape Principle #6 Select Appropriate Plants

Use the Right Plant in the Right Place


Landscape Principle #7 Create Habitat and Protect Wildlife

Welcome birds, butterflies, lady bird beetles (lady bugs), lizards, and bees to encourage pollination, to eat unwanted pests, and for simple enjoyment.


Landscape Principle #8 Grow Food

In San Diego it is easy to grow herbs, vegetables, berries and fruit. Growing edibles helps reduce "food miles" and gives you fresher more delicious food.









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