LEEDing the Way Into the Future


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Environmental awareness may feel like a new concept, but the green seeds were actually planted more than forty years ago. Responding to what he perceived to be widespread environmental degradation, the then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson ...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

The Right Seed for the Right Need


Landscape
Ever wonder why “the other man’s grass is always greener”? Maybe it’s because his landscape contractor planted the right seed for the landscape’s need. Choosing the right grass seed can make the difference between a lawn that thrives and one that needs constant attention—or worse, complete replacement when the plush lawn you thought you had planted turns brown and dies.   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

A Landscape Company Goes Green


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
About 10 years ago, David DuBois, president and CEO of Mission Landscape Companies, Inc., Irvine, California, saw the handwriting on the wall. Little did he realize that this was the beginning of taking his company from a traditional landscape maintenance company to a "green" company. The year was 2001 and the green movement was barely recognized by mainstream America.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010

The Green Revolution


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
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

Green Water

What causes it and what to do about it


Waterscapes
Why is the water green?” you might ask. Whenever there is a surplus of available plant food (nitrate), Mother Nature steps in and supplies something to use it, in an attempt to achieve balance. Your water is green because of an explosive growth of small algae and phyto- and zooplanktons.    More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Green Water Recapture Systems


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
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

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