Terrariums: Bringing the Beauty of the Outdoors Inside

Once your plants are placed in your terrarium, you just need a little maintenance to keep it looking beautiful and healthy. Remember that because you want to keep your plants small, you should not add fertilizer. Light and water are two essential elements in the success of your terrarium. These little gardens grow and survive well in indirect sunlight and require little watering. Within your home, place the terrarium in … [Read More]

Green Roofs

Green Roofs

Other European countries began to construct green roof systems as well, including Switzerland, where living roofs have been mandatory since the late 90’s, Austria, Sweden, Italy, and in some parts of the UK. Green roof construction has also began in the US as more developers, homeowners, and businesses see the widespread benefits of sustainable design. Types of Green Roofing Living roofs fall into 2 primary categories – intensive and extensive. … [Read More]

Water-Wise

Water-Wise

Xeriscaping, a form of landscape sustainability is becoming much more common throughout the nation, however, because it not only protects our limited water resources but is low maintenance and promotes natural, chemical free gardening techniques that are safe for the environment. Xeriscaping is not zero-scaping. A xeriscape landscape design can be full of life and color, and still use 60% less water than a typical outdoor design. The key is … [Read More]

Green Walls

Green Walls

Today’s living walls boast entirely new technologies and provide environmental benefits far beyond yesteryear’s ivy-covered homes. A vertical take on green roofs, living walls are both beautiful and functional with a variety of intriguing design options for interior and exterior use. What Green Walls Are All About Green wall construction is much more involved than vertical garden designs of the past. There are two primary types – green facades, which … [Read More]

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainable landscape design has become the latest fashion in garden trends, it allows eco-conscious homeowners to minimize their environmental impact without sacrificing luxurious outdoor living. A sustainable garden style eliminates chemicals and toxins in the landscape, while reducing the need for nonrenewable resources. From country gardens to modern landscapes, sustainability can be a part of any garden design style by incorporating a few common elements.     Sustainable Vegetation The … [Read More]