Beyond Sustainable Landscapes

Sustainable landscaping isn’t good enough. Here’s what we need to do.

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Water Budget Busting

Water budgeting features on conventional irrigation controllers don’t meet the needs of plants and can result in damage to the landscape. Weather changes require altering the frequency of irrigation cycles, not the run times.

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The Attack of the Designosaurs

Speaking of monsters (see “Garden Wise Guys” below), the time has come to talk of some of the design practices that ought to go the way of the Stegosaurus. Just as this ancient dinosaur became extinct when conditions changed around it, the changing conditions of our present world are making lots of formerly accepted gardening […]

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The Incredibly Stupid Water Thing

I’m not going to mention any names, but there’s a town in San Diego County that just did an incredibly stupid thing. Towns do stupid things all the time, of course, but for sheer obliviousness this one really stands out. Some time back a developer with a plan for developing a blighted property in the […]

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