Garden Trends: Sustainable Lanscaping

For 2014 sustainable landscaping is a huge trend. From your residential garden to city-wide initiatives, people are working together towards a common goal of protecting our environment. Are you interested in creating a more sustainable landscape for your home or business? Here are some ways you can have a more eco friendly and sustainable garden:

  • Utilize “grey water” for irrigation. This water that comes from your showers and sinks.
  • Properly placing energy efficient elements such as shade trees and using natural elements to create wind breaks.
  • Recycle wood and materials from other projects instead of buying newly manufactured wood.
  • Recycle containers for your plants and other materials to be used as features like paving stones. Think rubber, wood or even glass.
  • Composting is a great way to fertilize your garden for free. Using your kitchen scraps and other yard waste.

Another great way to have a sustainable landscape is to create a hardscape as opposed to traditional garden methods. This way, your garden can still be beautiful and inviting but also have sustainability in mind.  If you’re not sure how a hardscape would fit into your current yard or landscape design, our experts can help you with everything from installation to design.

There isn’t a better time than now to learn about how your garden can be sustainable and promote a healthier garden and planet. For more information to get started on planning your landscape, call us today.