Go Green Landscaping
What exactly does that mean? Green landscaping and gardening? You might be sayin’ “Isn’t all gardening…..green?”. Maybe we just need a definition of sustainability and “green”. There’s simply too much concerning environmental responsibility to fit into one category. But here are a few ideas for green gardening:
- CATCH THE RAIN – Collecting runoff from one good rain shower makes it work like 10. A rain barrel under a downspout provides a reservoir of chemical-free water to tap as plants need it.
- PLANT NATIVES – Species naturally suited to our region require less water and maintenance and no pesticides.
- WATER DEEPLY – One penetrating, weekly soaking (1 to 1 1/2 hours) encourages plant roots to grow down in search of water. Frequent, brief waterings leave water on the surface, encouraging shallow roots that make plants much less drought-tolerant.
- TRY DRIP WATERING – Drip irrigation doesn’t waste a drop through evaporation and prevents molds that can develop with droplets on plant leaves
For additional landscape design ideas, we welcome your visit to our gallery of works in our portfolio: http://www.paradiserestored.com/portfolio/