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River-Friendly Landscaping (RFL) is…
an environmentally friendly way of gardening. River-Friendly Landscaping practices are designed to help you create a healthy, beautiful, vibrant yard while conserving water, reducing yard waste, and preventing pollution of our air and local rivers. This approach to gardening includes:

  • Landscaping locally — Work with nature, rather than against it
  • Nurturing soil health — Promote healthy soil to support healthy plants
  • Creating and protecting wildlife habitat — Provide shelter and water to local habitat
  • Landscaping for less to the landfill — Reduce yard waste which helps conserve landfill space
  • Conserving water — Preserve water for future generations
  • Conserving energy — Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels
  • Protecting air and water quality — Keep pollutants out of our water and air

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By Elissa Sanci

Elissa Sanci, the owner of the website GardenProducts.org, graduated from Santa Barbara City College – a famous public school in California with many diverse training professions, and she majored in horticulture.

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