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Natural Swimming Pools vs. Swimming Ponds [Infographic]

If you’re thinking about adding a beautiful natural swimming feature to your property, you’ll want to know the low-down between pools and ponds, and the benefits of each.

Sustainable Landscaping: Establishing a Managed Meadow

Starting a meadow from seed is the most cost-effective way to establish a large-scale planting. While most native plants can tolerate a wide range of soil and moisture conditions, it is important to select seed that is appropriate to your site. Click through to learn how.

10 Steps to Rain Harvesting Sustainable Water

Especially as droughts continue to be an issue, rainwater harvesting is becoming more widespread. If you’re interested, these 10 steps will get you set up in no time.

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BROWSE PRODUCTS WE LOVE

Bionova Natural Pools

Experience the Joy of Swimming in a Chemical-Free Natural Pool! BioNova® Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs) are completely chemical-free, eco-friendly, and healthful for swimming. NSPs replicate and optimize the conditions found in naturally occurring bodies of water like...

NDS Sustainable Water Management Solutions

95% of all homes in the United States have a drainage problem and NDS aims to fix that. For 45 years, NDS has been steadfast in their commitment to deliver high quality, state of the art and easy to install products that solve the unique drainage problems of their customers.

K-Rain Smart Irrigation Products

Whether you’re installing a new sprinkler system or servicing an existing one, let K-Rain’s innovative and easy to use irrigation products beautify your landscape!  With a full range of water-conserving products, they have your irrigation needs covered.

Rainwater Hog Water Storage Tanks

Water is precious. Space is too. Rainwater HOG water tanks have an unrivaled slim fit, sleek design, and a unique form that works in modules. Durability and food-grade plastic create efficient water storage, as an emergency water container, or for rainwater reuse. 

Rain Bird Automated Irrigation

The Benefits of Automated Sprinkler Systems An automatic sprinkler system is a home improvement project worth considering. Not only will it help maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape which you can enjoy with your friends and family, but it’s also the...

AZEK Recycled Pavers

Eco-friendly recycled pavers AZEK Pavers are made from a high performance composite material with a natural appearance and added strength to resist stains and scratches. Backed with the promise of high-quality that comes with the AZEK name, AZEK Pavers come with a 10...

EXPLORE TRENDING TOPICS

Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm

About 80% of homeowners have lawns, which now cover an area the size of Florida – and lawns are incredibly un-ecofriendly. Learn about all the benefits of growing food in your yard rather than just growing grass.

FREE ONLINE GUIDES FOR SUSTAINABLE HOME LANDSCAPE DESIGN

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has introduced a series of free online sustainable design guides that highlight cutting-edge ways for residential landscapes to support the environment—no matter the location or property size. The ASLA...

The Benefits of a Clover Lawn Eco-Friendly Lawn Alternative

Before the 1950′s, clover was considered an essential and desired part of lawns. Then 2,4D broadleaf killer came on the market and smart marketing by the chemical companies influenced homeowners that anything but grass in their lawn was a weed. Clover’s benefits include high drought tolerance and nitrogen fixation – which make for an attractive and low maintenance “green” green lawn – no chemicals or fertilizer needed. Traditional manicured lawns use tons of water, broad leaf weed killers, and fertilizer. Adding clover to your lawn can end the need for this waste.

10 Low Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

The developing water shortage crisis in the U.S. has prompted many homeowners to turn to eco-friendly and low-maintenance lawn alternatives. And there are plenty of options — everything from clover and moss to ornamental grasses and flower beds, all sharing eco-friendliness as a common denominator.

8 Amazing Eco-Friendly Fencing Options

Think your stuck with either wood or chain link for fencing for your yard? Think again. Woven hurdles, recycled composite fences, and living privacy tree lines are just some of the many eco-friendly fencing options you’re about to discover. Even traditional wood fences can be an excellent earth-friendly option when you choose an FSC-certified manufacturer.

DIY Planting a Living Green Roof

One of the most important decisions when building a green home is choosing a roof type. Because the energy efficiency of a home often comes down to heating and cooling, it is of utmost importance that a green home has the right roof to provide insulation rather than...

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