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How to Landscape to Protect Against Natural Disasters

When it comes to protecting your home against fire, flood and wind, you can let Nature battle Nature when you plant the right trees, shrubs and grasses. Here’s how the proper – and properly maintained…


15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …


This May Increase Your Property Value By 18%

Summertime is the season to showcase your home. Porches and decks are stained to avoid splintering in blistering heat, old siding is replaced, and window boxes brim with peonies. These façade facelift…


Make Your Yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

I did a post last spring on native and drought tolerant plants for California landscaping, and then came across this little tidbit: The National Wildlife Federation has a program, "that helps members …


Ditch The Lawnmower – Hire a Flock of Sheep (video)

Did you know that the single most irrigated crop in the United States is a grassy green lawn? The US has acres and acres of lawn, and we spend about $40 billion annually on seed, sod and chemicals. Th…


Seed Bombs and Energy-Wise Landscaping

Laugh, learn and listen to the Green Divas Radio Show & Podcast! We had spring fever in the studio this week! Perhaps it was those awesome Seed Bombs we were sent to disburse liberally around t…


Save Energy With Landscaping

by Steve Graham for Networx Most homeowners carefully plan their landscaping for beauty, property value, comfort, and maybe water savings or neighborhood bragging rights. But smart landscaping…


Harvest Rain with Solar Power

In theory, harvesting rain is easy: you just put out a bucket or barrel, and wait for the clouds to gather. But then you've just got...a big barrel of water. Putting the rainwater to efficient use onc…


DIY: Concrete Block Planters

On a recent trip to the hardware store, Remodelista editor, Allison, spotted a wall of basalite concrete blocks, which got her thinking about all sorts of possible uses: coffee table base, bookshelf s…


Ancient Zen Landscaping: Borrowed Scenery

With the astute use of fences, rocks, scrubs and screens, you can borrow scenery from your surroundings to make a serene Zen-like spot for sitting or even an outdoor Japanese bath, as taught here in T…

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