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Green landscaping is an emerging landscape design approach that, in contrast with conventional landscaping, focuses on environmentally-friendly principles. Conventional landscaping represents any alteration of visible features of land, in various scales, and with different management concerns; for example, daily gardening work for a homeowners’ backyard, a poolside garden in a holiday resort, or an urban park in a downtown area with ornamental and recreational facilities. Landscaping has traditionally been designed to enhance the visual beauty of the surroundings from a human's point of view. However, some conventional landscaping, gardening routines, or practices posing heavy resource demand impair ecosystems or have other negative effects.
Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide
Law, M. (2010). Green landscaping. Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412973816.n73