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By: Laura Moss on Aug. 9, 2010, 1:32 p.m.
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An eco-friendly paradise

Think about the millions of tons of waste materials that are hauled away, buried or burned each day from landscaping and groundskeeping operations. This includes trees, shrubs, brush, lumber, asphalt and concrete, just to name a few.

Also, consider the millions of gallons of water, pesticides, fertilizers and fuels used to keep gardens, yards and landscapes healthy, lush and green. The costs of these materials — both economic and environmental — can easily be reduced or eliminated with updated landscaping methods.

Incorporate some of the following green landscaping elements into your daily gardening routine and do your part for the planet. (Text: EPA)