Go Green with Sustainable Landscaping Techniques

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knoxville tn landscapingIf you are interested in Going Green pulling out the good ole green thumb can be a great 1st start.  Natural landscaping, passive solar design, and a natural plant selection are all components of green landscaping.

If you are thinking that applying green principles to landscaping is too difficult, complicated, or not really effective at preserving the environment and an important part of going green think again.  Simple practices such as using mulch, limiting the uses of fertilizers, monitoring water uses, managing lawn care, controlling pests, composting waste, and practicing natural landscaping design all has some major positive outcomes including, but not limited to:

  • Preserving and protecting air, soil, and water quality
  • Conserving natural resourcesnatural landscaping in knoxville tn
  • Prevents waste
  • Provides efficient uses of resources
  • Native plants are designed to survive in their environment- they are hardier, require less maintenance, and use less energy.
  • Attracts and benefits natural wildlife- i.e. songbirds and butterflies

Spring is here and now is a great time to get started, not only will you be benefiting the earth, but you can also, have fun, soak up some energy from the sun, and get a great workout as well.

For more inforamation about landscaping with natural plants in the Southeastern Region of the US please visit the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council's website.

Please check out this great pamphlet on Landscaping with Natural Plants to promote biodiversity  


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John Mulkey
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Good reminder to work with the environment not against it when landscaping.  Xeriscaping provides both natural beauty and helps protect nature.  I think you'll see more interest in this subject in the next few years as water becomes more scarce and gardening becomes even more popular.

May 25, 2009 03:57 AM #1
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Sustainability is important, and natural vegatation can provide a lovely yard while still respecting the environment.

May 26, 2009 12:30 PM #2
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