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How to Start a Sustainable Garden Without a Lot of Back-breaking Work

  In the Texas Hill Country, just step outside or drive down any road in April and you’ll see a profusion of native wildflowers, thanks to former First Lady, Ladybird Johnson’s America the Beautiful campaign. Facing the five fundamentals     When Alice asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” He replies,  “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland In a similar vein, in thinking about how to create a more sustainable garden, you need to first answer the question, "What is sustainable gardening?" (I've done that for you here , but basically it's the practice of growing flowers or food in Earth-friendly ways -- using Nature's resources without using them up) and then determine where you want to go.    1. Set a clear objective. Where are you along the road to a more sustainable garden? Do you want to completely revamp how your garden functions? Or tac