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Recycling green waste to compost for urban landscapes

The addition of landscapes within the expanding urban sector is pre-requisite for the sustainability of urban planning and development projects.‎ The urban landscapes provide aesthetic and eye catching views, platform for healthy exercises, conserve biodiversity, sequester carbon and mitigate the climate change impact.‎ It is therefore essential to create healthy landscapes which are sustainable, environment friendly and easy to maintain.‎ To assure such features, the planning is to be made from landscape site preparation, to development and implementation phases.‎ In the site preparation phase, it is important to use soil material without pollutants and with a mix of organic material, as the soil material commonly used in landscaping projects are sandy.‎ The sandy material is low in organic matter and inherent soil fertility (clay material) and thus have low water and nutrient holding capacity leading to heavy drainage and groundwater pollution.‎ The use of the compost material is one of the options to improve the quality of the landscape base material.‎

Authors: 
Shagufta Gill, Abdullah Al-shankiti
Year: 
۲۰۱۵
Publication type: 
Scientific Paper