Landscaping

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 sustainable...

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.

Sustainable Landscaping Using the SITES Framework

SITES is the culmination of years of research and development by leading professionals in the fields of soil, water, vegetation, materials and human health. By providing performance measures rather than prescribing practices, SITES supports the unique conditions of each site, encouraging project teams to be flexible and creative as they develop beautiful, functional and regenerative landscapes.

Enviro-Pro Natural Erosion Control Solutions

all-natural, eco-friendly erosion control Enviro-Pro’s all natural biodegradable and photodegradable erosion control blankets provide an environmentally friendly solution for most erosion control problems. They are used to temporarily stabilize and protect...

Stone Wholesale Sustainable Stone

Stone Wholesale practices sustainable stone extraction. They work with ecologists, hydrologists, and naturalists to find a quarry site that will have the least environmental impact. By law, they purchase bonds to obtain each of our mining permits. The land looks better after they close the quarry than before they began mining.

Greenstone Zero-Waste Granite Products

Sustainability Recycling Process According to market research, the average granite countertop fabrication job produces 200 to 400 pounds of scrap material.  In most cases, this waste ends up in the dumpster and ultimately the landfill. This translates into millions...

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