As I sat down to write "Sustainable Gardening for Florida," I explored this topic (I consider "sustainable" and "green" to be synonyms.) and here's what I used as my working definition.
Sustainable gardening and sustainable landscape management employ techniques that:
· have minimal impact on the environment--from using little or no artificially produced chemicals, (pesticides, herbicides, quick-release fertilizers) to reducing the use of powered devices in the care of the landscape. All those string trimmers, leaf blowers, and lawnmowers not only pollute the air, but they also cause noise pollution.
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