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Front Yard Gardens: Fighting City Hall Pays Off

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 28, 2014 3:11:48 AM

It's the last resting place of the over-fertilized, over-watered, high maintenance American lawn. But understandably, an increasing number of Americans want that valuable real estate back. They want to build gardens in their front yard.

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Create a Lush Garden that Results in Less Maintenance

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 14, 2014 9:12:00 AM

Many of us think of gardens as groups of single-species of flowers, of trees heaped with mulch and of expansive lawns. But in nature, landscape is woven of many species in three dimensions. There are ground covers, an understory of plants, shrubs and bushes and crowning them all the trees. And once you have them in place gardening is pleasure not chore. Natural gardens are easier to maintain, have fewer weeds and require little to no mowing.

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Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

Posted by RESNET

Aug 4, 2014 9:08:21 AM

Landscaping your garden to be energy efficient can help you reduce your energy costs and make your home more comfortable to live in. To do it properly takes some planning, but a well-designed landscape can save enough energy to pay for itself in less than eight years.


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Pesticide-Laden "Big Box" Flowers Kill Bees

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jul 31, 2014 9:49:00 AM

For those of us who like to eat flowers, we have long been warned to eat only those organically grown. Apparently, the same care should be extended to our insect pollinators. Despite our best intentions, we are inadvertently killing bees and perhaps other creatures that we want to attract.

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Historic El Chorro Restaurant Remodels into LEED Gold

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jul 10, 2014 11:48:00 AM

How does one remodel a treasured historic building without losing its charm? How does one remodel historic buildings into Gold Certified LEED?

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