Just because you are interested in making sure that you make a positive benefit on the earth rather than a negative one doesn’t mean that your yard has to look sloppy! More and more people are discovering the joys of green landscaping, and if you are interested in a wonderfully sharp and fully natural look for your yard, you will want to take a look and see what green landscaping can do for you. Green landscaping is essentially landscaping that look at things like water conservation, the use of all natural resources and the selection of appropriate plants to beautify a piece of land while still making it work with the surrounding ecosystem. If this sounds complicated, keep in mind that it’s really not, and that there are many things that you can try at home an on your own.
For instance, if you are planning on redoing the landscaping of your yard, consider the placement of deciduous and evergreen trees. If you plant deciduous on the south and east sides of your home, you’ll be able to get shade during the summer while still keeping the sun’s heat and warmth during the winter, because the leaves will not bar the way of the light. Evergreens that have been planted in the north and the west are particularly perfect for protecting your home from harsh winds during the cold months.
You may also want to consider the use of recycled materials for your green landscaping project. You’ll find that soil amendments and mulch fall under this category, and that with wood becoming more and more expensive and increasingly depleted to boot that you will want to consider making sure you can recycled plastic bender board. Similarly, you can recycle broken up concrete into great flagstones, and recycled brick for paths and patios.
When considering green landscaping, keep in mind the fact that you should also consider the water irrigation concerns. When you are deciding to put in a garden, think about how the water will flow and how you can best take advantage of the water that is around. Consider drip-irrigation and the use of drought resistant plants, which can make sure that your deep watering needs are kept to a minimum.
When you are considering getting involved with green landscaping, remember that there are many options open to you, so see what will beautify your home as well as protect the earth that it sits on!