What makes a sustainable landscape?

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A sustainable landscape has these attributes (in no particular order):

• Conserves water
• Reduces green waste
• Eliminates chemical fertilizers
• Uses beneficial insects and low-toxicity pesticides
• Mitigates fire hazards
• Preserves natural areas
• Enhances wildlife habitat
• Uses trees for climate control around buildings
• Reduces use of fossil fuels
• Harvests rainwater
• Uses on-site materials
• Reuses and recycles materials
• Contains pest- and disease-resistant plant varieties