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Gardening: Living lightly on the land

Avoid practices that disrupt how nature curbs flooding, cleans water, fights climate change

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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Plants might be dormant this time of year, but gardeners don’t have to be. Now is the time to plan spring gardens and landscapes. It’s also an opportunity to pause for a reality check: How are you affecting the environment?

Expansive, manicured lawns might be prized by some, but what are the long-term consequences of chemical fertilizers and pesticides?

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