Posts Tagged ‘native plants’

  • Drought tolerant garden

    3 Reasons To Use Drought Tolerant or Native Plants

    A native plant is one occurring naturally, in a given geography, without human involvement.  These are the plants growing on the landscape without the aid of humans.  This means they were not brought there intentionally or sometimes unintentionally.  Unfortunately we know sometimes people bring them by mistake and don’t think about the unintended consequences.  A drought tolerant plant does not have to been a native plant.  Drought tolerant plants are plants having adapted to tolerate drought better than most.  A... MORE >

  • Why did the drought tolerant, native plant die?

    5 Reasons Why Your Drought Tolerant, Native Plants Died

    Yeah! You made the effort to be green and you jumped on the conserve water, only use drought tolerant, native plants sustainability bandwagon and what happened? The plants died and you want to know WHY??? Here are 5 reasons why your drought tolerant, native plants died. Fact: All plants need some water. Yes, plants can be drought tolerant, but unless they are petroleum based (plastic), silk or preserved. They are going to need some water. Fact: All plants need more... MORE >

  • Native plant and hardscape yard

    Honey Did You Cut The Grass?

    “No dear but I raked the rocks.”  This is a conversation I am finally ready to have.  Spring has sprung and I am facing yet another year of mowing the yard.  I thought I mowed it correctly last week but here I am doing it over again this week!  Did I do something wrong?  What’s the definition of insanity?  Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. A beautiful, lush landscape can be gorgeous but sometimes I... MORE >

  • Cactus

    Mother Nature is Watching Us

    As populations move into undeveloped areas, we need to be cognoscente of Mother Nature. We must remember that nature will eventually win out if we move in the opposite direction. Why not accept nature and utilize its best qualities to make our lives more fulfilled?  A regenerative landscape, or one that gives back, seems to be the key. Because each native plant has different needs and habits, it fills a particular ecological niche.  The right combination of plants keep diseases from... MORE >

  • Winner and Tip #10

    100 Ways Winner of the Day

    Congratulations Cheryl Emerson of Fairfax, VA! You won a Hunter® Wireless Rain-Clik™ rain sensor as part of our 100 Ways, 100 Days campaign. You are one of 100 winners who won’t be running your sprinklers in the rain this coming wet season and reaping the benefits.  Everyone else – get on board and let the water savings pour in! Saving water doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Check back every day through early November for a new water-saving tip... MORE >

  • 06.06.11

    Roots of Water Conservation

    Even though there may be a few common fundamental threads to saving water in residential landscapes and commercial landscapes, the execution and success to water conservation in commercial landscapes becomes much more challenging to achieve due to the magnitude and complexity of commercial irrigation systems. From its highest perspective, water conservation in both residential and commercial landscapes is achieved in the following three ways; 1. Plant palette modification, which consists of replacing high water using landscapes with lower water use... MORE >

  • Sustainable landscaping

    10 Sustainable Landscape Tips

    Protect your landscape while making smarter use of vital natural resources. Sustainable landscaping is good for the environment and can impact the bottom line as well. Here are some landscape best practices that can improve a property and save money. Design your landscape with local climate, soil conditions and water requirements in mind. Create water zones so that plants with similar needs are grouped together and irrigation is more efficient. Reduce fertilizer requirements, improve pest tolerance and reduce green waste... MORE >

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