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Building Construction, HVAC, and Landscape Design -- Landscaping

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View Resource No-tillage Conversion of Harvested Perennial Grassland to Annual Cropland Reduces Root Biomass, Decreases Active Carbon Stocks, and Impacts Soil Biota

Landscape conversion to agricultural use historically began with tillage, a practice now known to dramatically and often negatively affect soil properties and ecosystem processes in grassland...

http://www.landinstitute.org/pages/notill.pdf
View Resource Plant Selector

[An interactive online tool for choosing the right plants for the environment and purpose. Includes 252 plants by type, sun exposure, soil moisture, height, color, and season for blooms.

http://www.bluethumb.org/plants/
View Resource Planting and Care of Street Trees

Describes the importance of shade trees within city limits, including: how to plan the layout of street trees; the various types of trees best suited for city growth; and how to properly maintain...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5943/
View Resource Planting the Roadside

Describes the benefits of planting trees and shrubs on the roadside, and the proper procedures for doing so.

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6187/
View Resource Protecting Trees During Construction

Provides guidelines pertaining to the preservation of established, healthy trees on construction sites.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/PUBS/GARDEN/07420.html
View Resource Protecting Trees from Construction Damage: A Homeowner's Guide.

Provides guidelines pertaining to the preservation of established, healthy trees on construction sites.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing...
View Resource Sustainable Turf Care

This publication is written for lawn care professionals, golf course superintendents, or anyone with a lawn. Its emphasis is on soil management and cultural practices that enhance turf growth and...

http://www.washoeet.dri.edu/docs/Turfcare.pdf
View Resource The Secret To Leisurely Landscaping . . .

Explanation of how native plants save water, time, effort, money, and natural resources. Links to a plant selector tool for choosing the right plants for the environment and purpose.

http://bluethumb.org/billboard/intro/
View Resource Why Plant for Clean Water?

Description of problems with storm water runoff and garden/yard solutions for the Northern Midwest area. Addresses solutions such as shoreline stabilization, rain gardens, native plants, etc. Links...

http://bluethumb.org/why/
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