Beneficial Landscaping Resources in the Northwest and Alaska
What is beneficial landscaping?
Beneficial landscaping is a suite of landscaping practices that yield environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits. These practices include:
- using native plants and appropriate non-natives for landscaping;
- minimizing clearing and construction’s adverse effects on natural habitat;
- implementing water-efficient practices and plantings;
- using shade trees, wind breaks, natural hedgerows, buffers and screens; and
- preventing pollution of air, water, and land by decreasing or eliminating use of chemicals and power lawn maintenance equipment, reducing runoff, and recycling green waste.
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Books and Articles;
Listings, descriptions, and contact information for public and non-profit organizations in our four-state region of Alaska, Idaho,Oregon and Washington that are engaged in aspects of beneficial landscaping.
Demonstration gardens in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington; listings by State or Topic.
Links to additional web sites.
This web site is meant to serve your needs for information about beneficial landscaping and how you can engage in its practice. We welcome your suggestions. Contact Elaine Somers, EPA Region 10 Beneficial Landscaping at (206) 553-2966 with your comments and ideas.