Plan for the Long Term With a Sustainable Garden

Do what's best for the earth and your yard at the same time, with sustainable gardening. Here, we share tips and tricks for "green"ing your green space.

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Habitats that support local species and help to increase biodiversity are incorporated into sustainable designs. However, this does not mean that gardens only include native species; exotic plants that attract beneficial insects and wildlife are also appropriate, as long as they are not invasive. Pests and diseases are kept at bay through natural controls and balanced ecosystems, rather than chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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