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Issues of the Environment: Sustainable Landscaping


In this week's installment of "Issues of the Environment,"  WEMU's David Fair talks with Drew Lathin about the environmental benefits of sustainable landscaping. Lathin is Principal Owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes.  



  • Traditional landscaping requires outside energy and resources to maintain lawns and cultivate non-native plants and offers little benefit in terms of habitat conservation for Washtenaw County.
  • Sustainable landscaping is low maintenance and offers a beautiful alternative to lawn care, while also creating habitat for native wildlife, managing storm water more effectively, and enriching the soil.

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