|Title||Enviroscaping: An environment friendly landscaping|
|Author(s)||Sharath, Malleshaiah Kumar; Peter, K.V.|
|Source||In: Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management / Shah, S., Venkatramanan, V., Prasad, R., Springer Nature Singapore - ISBN 9789811327711 - p. 1 - 27.|
|Department(s)||Horticulture & Product Physiology|
|Publication type||Peer reviewed book chapter|
|Keyword(s)||Green architecture - Landscape design - Mitigation - Recycling - Sustainability|
The goal of developing ornamental landscapes that are safe, attractive, and functional for urban dwellers is pursued with great interest, and vast amounts of energy and material resources were used in this effort. However, direct and indirect energy consumption, the need for supplemental water, and the concerns about soil and ground water contamination raise serious questions regarding the long-term sustainability of urban landscapes. Sustainability in landscaping can be improved through a number of actions, such as planning and managing landscapes to function more like natural environments through cycling of resources and managing energy costs; integrating efforts to conserve water and energy, reduce green waste, improve soils, increase wildlife and reducing the demand for energy and material resources in other sectors of the urban environment through microclimate mitigation and habitat restoration. The objective of enviroscaping is to provide home gardeners and commercial landscapers with information that can help them to design and develop beautiful healthy, landscapes in an environmental friendly manner. The approach of enviroscaping is to manage landscapes as an interactive system by considering various components such as temperature, water/irrigation, fertilization, plants and trees, insect pest and pathogens control. Enviroscaping sets new dimension to landscape design and maintenance that can help us to conserve energy and water, recycle yard wastes on site and reduce inputs of fertilizers and pesticides into the environment.