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Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.
Seasonal color plants add to the beauty and ever-changing nature of the garden. These seasonal color plants each have different growing requirements, transportation distances, display durations, etc.
There is a soil-plant continuum—an ecological symbiosis—that is essential for the growth and sustainability of all vegetation.
Learn about water conservation and reuse at a higher education institution and how that might be applied in a college/university garden setting or at public gardens in a variety of settings/governance structures.
As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.
The benefits of on-site composting are many, and with new methods and technologies, it is a more easily achievable goal than ever.
Beautiful gardens begin with healthy soil. The concept of soil quality is the capacity of soil to provide key functions and is measured using a variety of biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes.