Contributed by Lincoln Garden Club Members
For several years, the Conservation and Environment Committee has promoted sustainable gardening practices to Lincoln Garden Club members and to all Lincoln residents.
With Station Park as a model, committee members have worked to make their lawns and gardens more environmentally sustainable. They have read books, experimented, and worked with compatible landscape contractors and local nurseries. Sometimes their ideas of what is beautiful have changed. Sometimes they discovered that ‘benign neglect’ was the best approach. They have had successes and failures as they worked to choose plants that are native to our landscape; to create environments that are free of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers; and that are drought tolerant, winter hardy, and disease resistant.
These ‘experts’ have written the articles below to describe their personal journey to sustainable gardens. Many have been or will be published in The Lincoln Journal as well as on the Garden Club and other local web sites. We hope you enjoy them and will consider adding your own suggestions to our collection.
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7. How to talk to your Landscape Contractor………………………….Robin Wilkerson
Conservation related links and pdfs from earlier Conservation News