Earth-Kind Landscaping

Environmental Stewardship

“High quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment.”

"Earth-Kind" landscaping focuses on conserving and protecting natural resources through the use of environmentally friendly practices to create beautiful, easy-care landscapes, as well as, vegetable gardens and fruit plantings.

Earth-Kind® landscaping encourages:

Water conservation

Landscaping for energy conservation

Reduction of fertilizer and pesticide use

Reduction of yard wastes entering landfills

The Principles of Earth-Kind® landscapes consist of:

Good planning and design

Practical turf areas

Appropriate plant selection (native and well adapted but not invasive to the environment)

Soil improvement

Efficient irrigation and rainwater catchment

Effective use of mulches

Appropriate maintenance

“A healthy environment starts in your own backyard.”

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See these Earth-Kind® articles on this website: Earth-Kind® Plant Selection, Attract Wildlife to Your Backyard, Gardening in a Changing Environment, Gardening Smart in Texas, How to Identify Drought Tolerant Plants, Monarchs Need Our Help to Survive, Include beautiful Native Plants in Your Landscape, Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden and Grow a Successful Hill Country Garden.

The term Earth-Kind® and the term Aggie Horticulture® and associated logos are registered trademarks of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System.