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  1. Right Plant, Right Place
  2. Water Efficiently
  3. Fertilize Appropriately
  4. Mulch
  5. Attract Wildlife
  6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
  7. Recycle
  8. Reduce Stormwater Runoff
  9. Protect the Waterfront

Right Plant, Right Place

Almost any plant will survive in your landscape if you plant it in the right place. You can drastically reduce the need for water, fertilizer, pesticides and pruning if you follow these tips:

  • Make a note of the type of soil, sunlight exposure and water conditions of the planting site before you shop. Choose plants that thrive under the conditions you noted.
  • Limit the number of plants that need a lot of water or care.
  • Keep only as much grass as you directly use for recreation and other purposes. Plant beds and mulched areas use less water than grass.
  • Remove invasive exotic plants so they don’t steal water and nutrition from your desired plants.

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