As we head into the new year, many of us like to reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. Because of all the recent upheaval in the world, now is the perfect time to identify the five most vital environmental issues facing future generations. And, more importantly, how we can help address […]
Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]
Storm-proof your property with a few simple landscaping additions to mitigate damaging soil erosion, manage storm-water runoff before the next deluge hits.
Greenwise offers expert watering guidelines to keep lawns & gardens healthy during the hot, dry days of summer, without wasting water.
Smart watering guidelines usually offer advice on how often and when to water your lawn and garden in order to keep things green while being eco-friendly. While this advice is important, using water smart landscape design, you can further lighten your footprint and conserve water before you even turn on your garden hose.
When residential lawn mowers first came about, they were designed to cleanly cut your lawn into grass clippings that, left on the turf, returned the naturally occurring nutrients back into your lawn. Then self-bagging lawn mowers were invented, and people were told to bag their grass clippings. So— Should you bag your grass clippings or […]
Either Way, You Still Need to Rake Your Leaves. (Sorry.) There’s a story making the rounds in the media claiming that raking fall leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) While this might seem like welcome news to overworked homeowners, don’t burn your […]
Before After Garden Maintenance is an often-overlooked art form in the landscaping world. We naturally showcase photos of well-maintained gardens because they look gorgeous. What we don’t often see, however, is what the garden looked like BEFORE an experienced horticultural worked their magic. A neglected garden can be overwhelming to a homeowner because to someone […]
Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization and more companies are claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these program truly organic or are they just so-called “green washing”? Greenwashing is when a company spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually […]
Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s smart. We’re right to be skeptical when someone’s only reason for doing something a certain way is “that’s the way we’ve ALWAYS done it.” Doctors no longer prescribe applying leeches and beauty products & house paints no longer contain lead – both of which used to be […]