10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Gardener and Landscape Designer

09 Apr

Very good post. I’m passing this along to my Garden Club today at our meeting. Thanks!

California School of Garden Design


Here is a list of the top 10 things we’d love everyone to do (or not do) in 2012 and the years ahead.  Read through our list and even if you can only try one of these New Year’s Resolutions, make 2012 the year you try something new.  And do pass this along to your associates in the landscaping industry – from little acorns mighty trees do grow!  We wish everyone a happy, prosperous year.

Use more NativesResolve to include more native plants of the area in your designs, or if you are a homeowner looking for plants to include in your garden, resolve to go native!  Natives require less water and care, are hardy, and often offer a food source for wild birds and animals.

Reduce (better still, Eliminate) Herbicide/Pesticide Use  Resolve to look for more natural alternatives to RoundUp and other chemical pesticides.  Chemical pesticides…

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One response to “10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Gardener and Landscape Designer

  1. Cris Angsten

    April 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Ah, the burning of leaves. I love the smell,it’s up there with apple pie and crisp refreshingly cool mornings after the summer’s blistering heat – but I myself have always chopped them with the mower and used them as mulch in my backyard garden beds.


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