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J.C. Raulston Arboretum hosts conference on sustainable landscaping

by Dee Shore, NC State University

Sustainable landscaping not only benefits the environment, it creates new opportunities for landscape  and green industry professionals. These opportunities are the focus of a new summer conference on sustainable landscaping practices at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Continue reading

Follow 7 principles for a sustainable landscape

One of the LSU AgCenter’s many educational efforts is the Louisiana Yards and Neighborhoods program for gardening and landscape enthusiasts. LYN – through its literature and demonstrations – tells how to maintain sustainable landscapes and follow best management practices in home horticulture.

LYN centers on seven landscape principles: putting the right plant in the right place; watering efficiently; maximizing mulch and recycling yard waste; fertilizing efficiently; managing yard pests; protecting surface water and wetlands; and providing beneficial wildlife habitats.

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