Sustainable landscaping's purpose it to maximize efficiency and minimize impact.
Overarching goals for a sustainable landscape are to:
- Uphold values for health and safety, wildlife and the environment.
- Endure over the long term without using excessive resources.
- Use natural functions and processes so landscapes maintain themselves.
Direction on how to achieve these goals comes from the seven principles established by ReScape
California, also known as Bay-Friendly. These provide guidance in key areas where, when regarded, lead towards a healthy, efficient ecosystem, waste reduction, resource conservation and pollution prevention: