Topics in this forum always seem to gravitate towards turf and compost tea. Given this is the only "sustainable" oriented forum on this website, I feel it is appropriate to begin a series of topics that addresses all aspects of sustainable landscape management. This thread will be used to refine a list of the different aspects of landscapes and how they interact with each other. Following topics will dissect each of these areas in order to determine different approaches to management and solving common problems. As a start I will suggest the following groups based on their potential for developing an independent management strategy for each. Please feel free to add to this list. 1) Soils 2) Water 3) Plants 4) IPM 5) Design 6) Wildlife I think a good approach to this series of topics would be to spend at least 1 week discussing each area before moving onto the next. Once we have made it through all the areas, we can put together a final thread that brings it all together into a comprehensive multi-path management program that can be used as a guide for everyone from your homeowner to your golf course manager. Please try to stay on topic and respect peoples opinions as this series is intended as a learning tool for everyone who visits this forum. Also, nothing is gained by posting inaccurate information, so please get your facts straight and speak up (in a non-adversarial way) if you see something that is not right. I extend my thanks in advance to everyone who contributes to this series of threads.