As the snow melts and the foliage reemerges, many of us are starting to think about our beloved gardens and yards. How can we be more sustainable in our gardening and landscaping practices this season? You can choose native plants and flowers that will ultimately conserve water and enrich your soil. Add nutrients such as compost or from organic companies versus chemical fertilizers. Stay clear of harsh pesticides, and try to minimize your use of motorized tools and equipment.