Is your landscape contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment? There's one way to find out, take the Earth-Kind® Challenge. It's easy. Just answer this series of questions about the cultural principles and practices used in maintaining your landscape. You'll also find links to Earth-Kind® information along the way to assist in determining the most appropriate response.

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After completing the questions, click on the SUBMIT button and you will automatically receive an Earth-Kind® score ranging from 0-100. The higher the score, the more you are doing to help preserve and protect the environment in which we live.

Remember - the value of this activity largely depends on how accurately the response to each question reflects your current maintenance principles and practices. All questions should be answered.

Landscape Design (10 points possible):

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Soil Preparation (10 points possible):

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Plant Selection (15 points possible):

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Mulching (10 points possible):

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Efficient Irrigation (15 points possible):

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Irrigation System Auditing (10 points possible):

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Landscape Fertilization (10 points possible):

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Insect & Disease Management (10 points possible):

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Chemical Fertilizer/Pesticide Safety (5 points possible):

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Composting (5 points possible):

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Complete the following responses for Earth-Kind® BONUS CREDITS.

Rainfall Harvesting (5 points possible):

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Native Habitat (5 points possible):

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