More homeowners want sustainable, low-maintenance landscaping

A less ostentatious, more environmentally yard is in popular demand

April 3, 2015

More homeowners want sustainable, low-maintenance landscapes than exotic plants or built-in fireplaces this year, according to a survey from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The 10 most-requested projects and products, according the survey, are: native plants; drought-tolerant plants; vegetable gardens; fire pits and fireplaces; low-maintenance landscapes; permeable paving; water-efficient irrigation; rain gardens; lighting; and rainwater or graywater harvesting.

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