Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape.

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Delve deeper into the topics below at your own pace to learn about creating a sustainable home landscape.

SOIL

Learn more about the role soil plays as a critical base for all sustainable landscapes.

WATER

Learn how landscapes can best conserve and protect water, a precious resource.

PLANTS

Learn how to choose plants correctly to create a sustainable landscape.

MATERIALS

Materials used in landscapes have environmental, economic and human health impacts. Learn more.

HEALTH

Learn how sustainable landscapes can improve human health and happiness.

POLLINATORS

Learn how to create a landscape that supports pollinators.

MAINTENANCE

Sustainable maintenance practices can improve both aesthetics and protect the environment. Learn more.

Landscape For Life™ shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live — whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

While conventional gardens can work against nature, sustainable gardens are supportive of natural ecosystems and conserve resources. They enhance the environment’s ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth.

Even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. Get started today!

UPCOMING CLASSES

Find Landscape For Life classes led by one of our registered teachers in your area.

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BECOME A LANDSCAPE FOR LIFE TEACHER!

Landscape For Life includes a complete kit of teaching resources which can be used to conduct classes in sustainable home gardening. Become a teacher using Landscape For Life's self-paced webinar series.

MEET A LANDSCAPE FOR LIFE TEACHER!

Kim Eierman is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. Based in New York, she teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Native Plant Center in New York, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions.

Landscape For Life™ is a collaboration between the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®).