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What is Sustainability?

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This is not what sustainability means.

Sustainability has many different meanings. For the purposes of the SULIS, sustainability is defined as an approach to landscaping that emphasizes plant health and longevity. Sustainability does not mean the elimination of inputs into the landscape, i.e., fertilizers, pesticides, labor, dollars, etc. Rather, sustainability means the creation of outdoor spaces that utilize fewer inputs, are environmentally friendly, and are self-perpetuating over a period of time. Most importantly, a sustainable landscape demonstrates a harmonious relationship between components in the landscape.

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