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Cooperative Extension Service | Agriculture and Natural Resources | Family and Consumer Sciences | 4-H Youth Development | Community and Economic DevelopmentUniversity of KentuckyCollege of Agriculture,Food and EnvironmentCooperative Extension ServiceLandscape designs differ depending on how the landscape will be used. Although the principles are the same, a home-owner who wants an aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance landscape will create a design very different than that of an avid gardener whose main purpose in life is to spend time in the garden. This chapter is not meant to define the art of landscape design but rather to help you take a realistic approach to landscape plan-ning. Your end design should meet your needs and incorporate principles of sustainability into an evolving landscape. Kentucky gardeners are fortunate to be able to use a wide variety of plant materials to create landscapes that meet their needs. This available diverse plant material can be used to create ou...