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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.

How to Design and Build a Sustainable Kitchen

How to Design and Build a Sustainable Kitchen

This article was written by and originally appeared on the Undercover Architect. I first discovered Greener Kitchens when I was researching and pulling together some material for Alexx Stuart’s Low Tox Life Community. Before I started my research, I knew a little...

A Sunny Sustainable Kitchen in Eagle Rock, CA

A Sunny Sustainable Kitchen in Eagle Rock, CA

What makes this sunny, modern kitchen more sustainable than most? The counter-tops are made with recycled coal fly ash and natural black pigment Concerned about the safety of using something called “coal fly ash” in the kitchen? According to the NRDC, there’s no need....

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