These Bay-Friendly Landscape Guidelines are written for the professional
landscape industry to offer an integrated approach to environmentally friendly
The Guidelines are organized around seven principles for protecting the environment. By
viewing the landscape through the lens of these seven principles, we can see it in a
different light, such as how plant selection can create or decrease waste or how soil
preparation can prevent or increase runoff. There are fifty-five practices listed under these
seven principles. The practices themselves each include many examples of applications.