TITLE

Low-Cost, Low-Impact Landscaping

PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Greentips;2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers environmental-friendly tips on how to make a low-cost and low-impact landscaping in the U.S. It cites the tips, which include landscaping for water efficiency, planting trees strategically, and using hand- or electric-powered lawn equipment, as well as, using plants to control pests and fertilize naturally. It suggests to take considerations on the energy-, water-, and emissions-reducing solutions in preparing for landscaping. It mentions the U.S. Geological Survey which estimates that watering gardens and lawns accounts for 30 percent of total household water use. Moreover, the research of the Department of Energy (DOE) shows that a home lacking shade trees can pay up to 25 percent more for cooling and heating.
ACCESSION #
50562828

 

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