Sustainable planting

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Sustainable planting is an approach to planting design and landscaping-gardening which supports with the principles of sustainability.

This is can involve:

  • use of native plant species instead of exotic species
  • non-use of artificial fertilizers and herbicides
  • non-use of irrigation
  • a xeriscaping approach to the use of water
  • planting on roofs and walls


Dunnett, N., Kingsbury, N., Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls Timber Press (May 2004)

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