Tag: sustainable landscaping

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.

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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.

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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Today’s homeowners are becoming savvier than ever by incorporating smart technology and energy-efficient lighting solutions into their outdoor spaces. Transform your landscape by trying some of these ideas for eco-friendly outdoor lighting.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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