SMWD SustainaBlue Landscapes features an interactive garden gallery and plant database to help you figure out how best to implement a sustainable landscape! Find inspirational designs, beautiful plants, and landscape design assistance.
SMWD SustainaBlue Plant List: Download our SMWD SustainaBlue Plant List which features easy-to-find plants to transform your landscape. The list includes plant links to our SustainaBlue Landscapes website!
If you are applying an appropriate amount of water to your landscape but still find your plants struggling, the problem may be rooted in your soil. Unfortunately, urban soils can easily become compacted, lifeless, and fertilizer-dependent with no oxygen, water, or life to create nutrients and support plants. No amount of water can solve this problem, or improve the appearance of your landscape.
A healthy soil is alive – yes alive! Just a teaspoon of healthy soil contains more microorganisms than there are people on Earth. These bacteria, protozoa, nematodes, and fungi work together to create nutrients and gather water for plants as they ask for them. This healthy soil system does the hard work for us! It even improves soil structure, which means soils are less compacted, can absorb and retain more water, and don’t require costly fertilizers. Most importantly, a healthy soil system creates a cleaner watershed for all.
*Photo courtesy of USDA.
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