Frederic P. MillerISBN: 978-6-1327-7036-3;
Sustainable landscaping encompasses a variety of practices that have developed in response to environmental issues. These practices are used in every phase of landscaping, including design, construction, implementation and management of residential and commercial landscapes. Sustainability Issues for Landscaping include: Carbon Sequestration by Plants; Global Climate Change; Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Pesticide Toxicity; Non-Renewable Resources; Energy Usage. Non-sustainable practices encompass: Contamination of soil, air and water; persistence of toxic compounds in the environment; non-sustainable consumption of natural resources; Greenhouse gas emissions. Some of the effects of non-sustainable practices are: Threats to health, well-being and even survival of humans and other life forms and their habitats; sedimentation of surface waters caused by stormwater runoff; chemical pollutants in drinking water caused by pesticide runoff;...
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