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Landscaping

Earthfriendly Landscapes
Feb 16, 2015

Earthfriendly Landscapes

 
When you own a home, the landscaping of your yard can be a headache. Many people choose to hire someone to come in to set everything up for them. However, when you choose a conventional landscaper, you don’t really know what you’re getting into. While the plants they choose for your home may be pretty, how much water do they need? Does the landscaping company use synthetic fertilizers, toxic pesticides or herbicides? What goes into your soil isn’t…
 
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Ethos Landscapes
Apr 20, 2014

Ethos Landscapes

 
Colorado residents live in an enviously beautiful part of the country, where you’re surrounded by beautiful, natural landscapes almost everywhere you look. Mountain vistas, sparkling streams, quiet wooded areas - Colorado seems to have an abundance of natural beauty. If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and are hoping to bring the natural beauty of Colorado’s great outdoors to your own backyard, Ethos Landscaping & Design can help. Ethos is a landscaping company that is focused on…
 
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In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes
Oct 27, 2013

In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes

 
Does it seem like trying to maintain and grow your yard and gardens is more like fighting a war than engaging in a hobby? If so, you probably understand that in many ways, you're fighting a losing battle against the pests and diseases that are attempting to overtake your gardening efforts. It's not just you – the reputable landscaping companies and gardening product companies are fighting (and losing) the same war, as they rely on pesticides and chemicals…
 
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Shades of Green LA
May 25, 2013

Shades of Green LA

 
No longer is it fashionable (or acceptable) to bend a landscape to fit the proposed design, or to includes plants that are not native or materials that are unnatural. In order for a landscape design to work well, it is important to use native plantings, natural, recycled or sustainable materials, and to make the best use of water, light and other natural resources. Shades of Green LA understands the principals of sustainable landscape design and can provide a…
 
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Greenwise Organic Lawn Care
Feb 24, 2013

Greenwise Organic Lawn Care

 
Did you know that dandelions can be beneficial to your lawn? Or that some types of weeds help improve the health of soil? Or that some of the herbicides and pesticides in your garage right now are linked to cancer, birth defects, and neurological damage? These are some of the things you'll know when you become Greenwise! Being Greenwise means thinking about how our choices affect our families, the environment and the plants and animals who depend on…
 
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Owen Dell & Associates
Dec 9, 2012

Owen Dell & Associates

 
Landscaping is as personal as home design or decorating. The feel and look depends on the individuals within and their preferences and needs. With landscaping, the same holds true, with one important addition. In designing a landscape for a home, business or public facility, the land itself must be taken into consideration. In fact, in order to make landscape design sustainable as well as beautiful, the first concern should be making sure the design works for that particular…
 
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Sep 11, 2012

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

 
When asked to name the site of one of the world's greenest buildings, you may not immediately guess Pittsburgh, PA. However, with the recent addition of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, an administration and education center that is putting Pittsburgh at the forefront of the green movement, Pittsburgh can now claim that title. One hundred years ago, when Henry Phipps gifted the Phipps Conservatory to the City of Pittsburgh, he…
 
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NaturaLawn of America
Jun 12, 2012

NaturaLawn of America

 
Summers are made for getting outside and having fun, often in your own backyard. Playing outdoor games and sports, relaxing in a comfortable spot and taking in the scenery, or tending to the plants and flowers in your yard can all bring a sense of pride in your home and family. Unfortunately, there are also frustrations depending on where you live and what type of yard you have. Whether you have weeds that won't go away, bugs that…
 
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Trees of Antiquity
Mar 26, 2012

Trees of Antiquity

 
The planting season will soon be in full swing. If you are looking for something unique to plant along with the usual flowerbeds and vegetable gardens, why not consider heirloom fruit trees? At Trees of Antiquity, you can choose from among a large variety of trees that are grown organically and with care at Neil and Danielle Collins' Paso Robles, CA farm. The trees are shipped right to your home, plus you can find planting and tree care…
 
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Grounds for Growth
Jan 12, 2012

Grounds for Growth

 
Grounds for Growth is a Chicago-based landscape design company with one thing in mind: the earth and the protection of its natural beauty and endangered resources. While many landscape designers are in their profession because they like the challenge and rewards of taking a yard, park or other outdoor space and making it beautiful, that doesn't mean they always have the earth's best interests in mind. This is what sets Grounds for Growth apart from other landscape design companies.…
 
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Neuton Mowers
Oct 18, 2011

Neuton Mowers

 
You’ve reduced your environmental footprint by making your home and your car more efficient, but did you know that taking care of your yard can also be done in a more environmentally friendly way? Traditional mowers and yard equipment emit oil and gas fumes and increase noise pollution, but Neuton Mowers hopes to change all that. They are a small company in Vermont that makes lawn and garden equipment that is better for the environment and helps your yard…
 
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Clean Air Lawn Care
Feb 25, 2011

Clean Air Lawn Care

 
Everybody loves a beautiful, healthy, fertile, and green lawn that can be the center of attention in the neighborhood. It is even more satisfying when you are the one tending to the project.  Don’t feel bad if you need help to transform your lawn into an enviable oasis. This is where a professional lawn care service comes in. They are trained, experienced, and equipped to safely to efficiently take care of your lawn. With the upstart of environmentally friendly…
 
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Vast Pavers
Jan 25, 2010

Vast Pavers

 
The way your home looks from the outside is just as important to you as the way it looks inside. Whether you want to increase curb appeal in order to sell your house, or simply to enjoy the beauty yourself – landscaping is important.  Vast landscaping pavers are an environmentally-friendly way to enhance the way your deck or lawn looks. What are Vast Eco-Friendly Landscape Pavers? Traditionally, landscape pavers are created from concrete or clay, and aren’t…
 
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A Feast of Rainwater
Mar 6, 2009

A Feast of Rainwater

 
Landscaping is a luxurious part of any beautiful home, but an obvious drain on the water supply. The U.S. Department for Environmental Protection notes that nearly 30% of all household water use goes toward landscape irrigation. Nearly 50% of that is wasted through poor design.Luckily, there is a trendy solution throughout much of the world: rainwater harvesting. The rainwater that normally would run off your home and property and be washed down the drain is redirected for home use…
 
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Low-Impact Christmas: Finding the Right Tree
Dec 5, 2008

Low-Impact Christmas: Finding the Right Tree

 
For many people, Christmas is a season of time-honored traditions. The centerpiece of these traditions, in most homes, is a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Today, as environmental concerns loom, it is just as important to have a “green” Christmas as a traditional Christmas. The verdict is in: it is better for the environment to have a real tree. Artificial Christmas trees are usually made of plastics that have toxic by-products in production, will not biodegrade, and are often made…
 
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The Green Way to a Green Lawn
Nov 1, 2008

The Green Way to a Green Lawn

 
With varieties like Bluegrass, Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, Centipede, Tall Fescue and Buffalograss available, you’d think that buying sod can’t get much more complex. However, that’s not entirely the case. Increasingly, in hopes of preserving the ecosystem, sustainable sod is being produced. This allows home and business owners to have their lawns or property grounds designed, constructed and maintained without adverse effects to the environment.But what makes sod sustainable? Is it really different than the traditional sod many consumers have…
 
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