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Sustainable Yard Design Series
March 2005

The Sustainable Yard Design Series is a thirteen-topic set of handouts about creating and maintaining a yard. The handouts focus on how to design a home landscape that serves the needs of the homeowner and functions ecologically. Topics range from how to design a yard to sustainable yard and garden maintenance practices. Each topic includes background information, helpful tips, illustrations, and resources.

The series is aimed at residents on a budget and tailored to the Frogtown neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota; however, much of the information is applicable to residential landscapes throughout Minnesota and beyond. While the series was written with the beginning gardener in mind, topics are covered in enough detail to provide useful information to gardeners with more advanced skill levels.

Each topic is designed as an 11" x 17" double-sided handout that is folded in half. The 8.5" x 11" version is better for viewing online and provides a printable format for those whose printers cannot print tabloid-sized pages.

Download the series by topic:

8.5" x 11" Version

11" x 17" Version