Green Landscaping for a
 Sustainable Environment

Whether we call it eco-friendly landscaping, environmentally friendly, green landscaping, earth friendly or sustainability, the principles of respecting and working with nature's processes is a core value.

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  • How To Go Green Outdoors
    Sustainability means the perpetuation of the functioning of a system in its current form that will allow future generations to reap the benefits in kind. For example, a fisheries industry designed to only allow so many species to be caught during the season so that populations are able to offset that which is harvested. Another example is the planting of sustainable forests whereby seedlings are planted to replace the harvesting of older trees rather than simply clear cutting an entire forest and moving on to new untapped forests and never
  • Capture Rainwater
    Rainwater that is captured and retained on site reduces the need for outside water, reduces the impac on storm water systems, replenishes groundwater resources and reduces erosion and sedimentation.
  • Permaculture 101
    Permaculture is an approach to designing human landscapes and development that are based on natural materials and energy flows found in natural ecologies. Permaculture is sustainable land use design.
  • Permaculture Values
    Permaculture ethics are based on 3 things: Earthcare, Peoplecare and Faircare. These values weave together how man should interact with nature.
  • NatureScaping
    Landscaping with the purpose of recreating or retaining a natural environment through the retention of, or the planting of primarily native indigenous species.
  • Xeriscapes
    Xeriscapes are not only common in the southwestern states because the climate dictates mimicing the indigenous plants, but is a basic principle in Permaculture Design as well as basic water conservation practices.
  • RainXchange Systems
    A RainXchange system is an underground rainwater catchment system designed with aesthetics in mind without above ground ugly tanks or rain barrels. they can also incoroporate a fountain or raingarden as well as feed your irrigation system.
  • Site Assessment
    Before you can design your project, you must conduct a pre-design assessment by finding out the characteristics, resources and opportunities to incorporate principles of sustainability that fit the site.
  • Smart Irrigation Systems
    Smart irrigation includes the use of irrigation controllers that are automated and that have rain sensors or moisture sensors to overide the standard settings to adjust for changing weather conditions in your landscape and garden zones.


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