Landscaping

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.

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.

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.

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