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The Benefits of a Clover Lawn Eco-Friendly Lawn Alternative

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.

8 Amazing Eco-Friendly Fencing Options

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

DIY Planting a Living Green Roof

"Green Roof", Photo courtesy Ryan Somma, Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. 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...

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.

How to Make Your Yard More Sustainable

How to Make Your Yard More Sustainable

With a little attention and planning, your yard can contribute to sustainable living practices. Here Missy Henriksen with the National Association of Landscape Professionals explains how you can maximize the environmental benefits of your yard.   Learn more at...

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