History of Sustainable landscaping
Millions of dollars are spent each year designing, implementing, and maintaining urban landscapes. Unfortunately, long-term problems are caused when these processes are not carried out properly. Many of these problems can be avoided or reduced by utilizing sustainable landscape practices. A landscape developed with sustainable practices will improve the environment by conserving resources and reducing chemical applications. A sustainable landscape will also reduce labor inputs making it less expensive to implement and maintain. The key to creating a sustainable landscape understands that the design process should be considered first. Plant selection, implementation, and maintenance build on the design process, each having sustainability as a major consideration. Good concept of landscaping will create outdoor spaces that are functional, maintainable, environmentally sound, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing.