How green is your garden?

Take our quiz and see how you score

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What you do to your own plot of land affects the larger landscape around you ― your neighborhood as well as nearby meadows, deserts, or forests, and rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.

How well are you doing as a steward of the land? Take our quiz below  and find out. Add up your points (1 point for each "yes"), then find out what your score means at the bottom of the page.

DESIGN

1. Paving

 

2. Irrigation

 

3. Watering zones

 

4. Water features

 

5. Trees for shade

 

6. Materials and furnishings

 

PLANTING

7. Appropriate plants

 

8. Lawns

 

9. Plants for wildlife

 

MAINTENANCE

 

10. Composting

 

11. Fertilizing

 

12. Mulching

 

13. Nontoxic controls

 

14. Recycling

 

15. Soils

 

16. Tools

 

17. Watering

 

18. Weeding

 

How are you doing?

1-6: It's a start.

7-15: Good job; keep it up.

16-24: High five ― you're nearly there.

25-32: Congratulations! You're a true steward of the land.

 

 

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