University of Maryland Extension

Earth Friendly - Landscaping

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 Best Practices for a healthy landscape

Definition: Sustainable Landscape.  A sustainable landscape’s design, construction, and maintenance meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Did you know...that most Maryland residents live within a 15 minute walk of a water source that eventually reaches the Chesapeake Bay?

The actions we take in our yards and gardens affect the natural world beyond our property lines.

The information on this website can help you learn the best practices that protect and strengthen the native plant and animal communities, soil, water, and air that comprise our ecosytems.


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