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Growing Your Own Food Is Like Creating Magic

With the climate crisis at hand, growing your own food is not just a lifestyle. It’s a life-affirming journey that puts us in touch with the planet in the most delicious ways. Unearth a universe of earthly delights right in your own backyard and create your own sustenance. Zucchinis, squash, lettuce, raspberries, pollinating flowers—the options are ever blossoming.

Growing Your Own Food Is Like Creating Magic

With the climate crisis at hand, growing your own food is not just a lifestyle. It’s a life-affirming journey that puts us in touch with the planet in the most delicious ways. Unearth a universe of earthly delights right in your own backyard and create your own sustenance. Zucchinis, squash, lettuce, raspberries, pollinating flowers—the options are ever blossoming.

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From renewable energy to energy-efficient lighting, net zero energy and water, eco-friendly materials and more, we’re sharing the latest green building trends.

Xeriscaping 101

Xeriscaping 101

What is it exactly? Xeriscape is a method of landscaping that promotes water conservation. Rather than a specific “look” or a limited group of plants, Xeriscape is a combination of seven basic landscaping principles. Each principle must be considered during the planning and design phase, but the sequence of installation is also very important in assuring a successful Xeriscape.

Removing Your Garden Waste This Way Helps The Environment

Removing Your Garden Waste This Way Helps The Environment

About 10.5 million tons of yard waste went to U.S. landfills in 2018. Composting that waste not only saves it from going to the landfill, but also it can then be used as fertilizer to keep your garden growing, eliminating the need for harmful chemical fertilizers. Read on for more about composting and other tips on how to be eco-friendly when removing waste from your garden.

Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

When designing, building or even remodeling a home to be very energy efficient, much time is spent on the building envelope, electrical systems and appliances. But did you know that exterior landscaping can affect the energy performance of your home?

How to Create Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Garden Beds

How to Create Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Garden Beds

Just because plants are natural doesn’t mean that growing them in your yard makes them eco-friendly. People often use natural elements in their landscaping but choose, arrange, and maintain them in unnatural ways. Here’s how to create low-maintenance, eco-friendly garden beds.

Eco-Friendly Zzzzzz’s for a Healthy Night’s Sleep

We need to sleep, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our health or our planet to do so safely and comfortably.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the fact that conventional mattresses are made from unsustainable materials, emit toxic VOCs that are bad for your health, and need to be replaced far too often – only increasing their eco-impact by requiring more resources and creating more pollution. (If you didn’t, now you do.)

Yet, thankfully, more and more manufacturers are dreaming up ways to do things better. After much research, here’s a list of 19 of the sustainable industry leaders.

We need to sleep, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our health or our planet to do so comfortably. If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the fact that conventional mattresses are made from unsustainable materials, emit toxic VOCs that are bad for your health, and need to be replaced far too often – only increasing their eco-impact by requiring more resources and creating more pollution. (If you didn’t, now you do.) Yet, thankfully, more and more manufacturers are dreaming up ways to do things better. After much research, here’s a list of some of the industry leaders.

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Meet the brands that are making a difference through materials, manufacturing processes, corporate responsibility, and social impact.

10 Easy, Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

10 Easy, 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.

How to Choose Materials for a Sustainable Landscape

How to Choose Materials for a Sustainable Landscape

This article was originally posted on Landscape for Life. Every material or product in a garden or landscape has environmental, economic and human health impacts. Landscape materials can cause environmental damage even before they are installed in a garden. Harvesting...

BioNova Natural Pools: Just Add Nature

BioNova Natural Pools: Just Add Nature

Natural pools, with their nature-driven biofilters, are attractive to homeowners who don’t want to deal with toxic chemicals or swim in chlorinated water.

Home Resilience: Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

Home Resilience: Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

Deadly fire has become more severe and almost commonplace the last few years in the US and is only expected to increase in frequency with climate change. Currently, 45 million homes are at risk of being affected by a wildfire. Here are building and landscaping tips to protect your home.

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