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Earth-friendly Garden Care


> 10 Earth-friendly moves
> Care for specialized plants
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Practical and earth-friendly maintenance is key to garden success

Whether your garden is postage stamp or baseball field size, whether filled with succulents, roses, lawn or vegetables, routine maintenance is key to keeping plants healthy and productive.

All too often, maintenance practices are done based on a schedule or habit, and not necessarily on the needs of the landscape. This can be an unnecessary use of time, energy, and materials and may not be beneficial to the plants. Rather, use techniques that are in harmony with the natural environment. Earth-friendly gardening practices protect natural resources and boost biodiversity while minimizing waste and pollutants. 

10 EARTH-FRIENDLY MOVES to help your garden thrive

Use these methods to maintain a beautiful, healthy garden while using environmentally gentle methods. 

1. Keep your
Soil healthy 
2. Mulch, mulch, mulch! 
3. Water wisely
4. Feed the soil, not the plant 
5. Keep on top of Weeds
6. Prune for health 
7. Stake and train
8. Divide for better growth 
9. Protect with responsible integrated pest management
10. Keep it Clean

Specialized Plant Care

While most types of plants can benefit from these 10 Earth-friendly moves, there are some specialized plant groups that may require slightly different methods.

Learn more about caring for:
> California natives
> Lawns 
> Succulents
> Houseplants