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Corporate Campus Goes Green

New Irrigation Controller Installed


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When you think of going green, the Progressive Auto Insurance Company probably doesn’t spring to mind. But you might want to think again.… Over the years, as Progressive Insurance grew, it added locations in the Cleveland, Ohio area, along with irrigation and landscaping.   More
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Controlling Pests

Part of an Eco-Green Landscape


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As a landscape professional, you may already agree with, and even employ, some of the principles of eco-green sustainable (also known as organic) landscape work. But one important hesitation remains. How do you fight the aphids, grubs and chinch bugs that suck the life out of ornamental plants and grasses—and can ultimately kill them—without resorting to chemical pesticides?    More
 
Friday, February 15, 2013

Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes: Is There a Future in Going Green?


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Environmental consciousness is not a fad. Many people want to take a more natural approach to everything…including their landscapes. Not long ago, if you were a property owner who wanted to ‘go green,’ you did so with difficulty. Landscape companies that offered these kinds of services were few and far between. But now they’re much easier to find.   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Green Revolution


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So many great things found their footing in Chicago, Illinois. Yet when the history of the Windy City is written, all may be forgotten in comparison with the most important landscape architecture innovation in recent memory: green roofs. There are now more than 350 of them in the city on the shores of Lake Michigan.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recycling Our Most Precious Resource


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"Buy land,” the old saw—attributed to both Will Rogers and Mark Twain—goes. “They’re not making any more of it.” Whichever of the storied American humorists said it, he had a point. It took 100 years to get from a world population of one billion to 2.5 billion (in the year 1950). It took 50 years to go from that number to six billion at the end of the 20th century. Now, we’re at seven billion and counting . . . all on the same terra firma. It’s not just land that they’re not making any more of, either. It’s also water.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Jeff Gottesfeld

Green Water Recapture Systems


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Today’s irrigation customer is more environmentally savvy than the customer of 20 or 30 years ago. The burgeoning emphasis in our industry on sustainability has stuffed a whole mess of new concerns into the mind of the consumer. Can we include a green roof? What do you think about permeable pavers? Can we design green spaces to soak up excess stormwater?   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hardscapes Can Be Green, Too


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When we think “eco-green,” we think about low-volume irrigation, native plants, stormwater recycling, rain barrels, and the like. We think about projects that blend with the environment and make the most of natural resources while having the smallest possible environmental footprint.   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Creating an Award-Winning Sustainable Landscape


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Van Westervelt, who has been in the landscape business for years, finally decided that it was time to take a busman’s holiday and make the yard as beautiful as the lakeshore...and do it with a focus on sustainability, minimum care, and harmony with the natural environment.   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Recycling is Eco-Friendly


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WHEN THE PIONEERS WERE HEADING across the plains, nothing ever went to waste. Women knitted wool scraps into mittens and dolls’ clothing, and boiled ashes and animal fat into soap. Anything on the trail that could be burned was used for heating. Back then, recycling and repurposing was a necessity.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Sustainable Landscapes . . . Naturally


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As professionals who earn our living working with the soil, we, at times, don’t take full advantage of Mother Nature.   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011