18 Sep Six Steps to Eco-Friendly Landscaping
For help with this topic, I consulted with Green and Save. Charlie and his wife renovated a home to make it environmentally friendly, including their yard. By the way, with the entire project, they saved over $100,000.00—so far. Very cool.
Here is what they accomplished to make their yard, garden and landscaping eco-friendly:
We planted over 500 trees, shrubs and perennials from local grown nurseries to create habitats for a mass range of wildlife. (The property is on 1.1 acres).
- We used recycled tire mulch as one of over 60 eco-elements to the project.
- We transplanted many of the existing trees and shrubs that were at risk from the renovation. Charlie’s tip after transplanting dozens of plants: Mix the peat moss and some compost manure in with the existing soil and then add ‘root stimulant’ and water thoroughly and regularly.
We diverted the ruble that was enroute to landfills from demolished buildings to use as the base for our driveway and patio.
As awareness of green building/landscaping increases more, homeowners, builders, and product manufacturers are getting interested so we supported them in our efforts.
We had our garden shed and kitchen cabinets built right near our region out in Lancaster County rater than down in North Carolina or over in China. It saved energy, gas and transportation costs.