Low-Cost, Low-Impact Landscaping

September 2009
Greentips;2009, p1
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.


Related Articles

  • Yucca Mountain Project: Information on Estimated Costs to Respond to Employee E-Mails That Raised Questions about Quality Assurance: GAO-07-297R. Wells, Jim // GAO Reports;1/31/2007, p1 

    In March 2005, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported the discovery of a series of e-mail messages written in the late 1990s by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) employees working under a contract with DOE on the Yucca Mountain Project. These e-mails alerted DOE that USGS workers may have...

  • 60 SECONDS.  // New Scientist;3/26/2005, Vol. 185 Issue 2492, p7 

    This article reports that the U.S. Department of Energy alleged on March 16 that a few scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey may have falsified data on water seepage through Yucca mountain, Nevada, the proposed site for a vast nuclear waste dump. Over the years water could damage the...

  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Remain Widespread.  // National Driller;Dec2010, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p10 

    The article focuses on the occurrence of nitrogen pollution in the U.S. that brought negative impact on the aquatic ecosystems and human health. According to the study of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorous in streams and aquifers remained the same...

  • The Evaluation of Water Footprints and Sustainable Water Utilization in Beijing. Dongchun Ma; Chaofan Xian; Jing Zhang; Ruochen Zhang; Zhiyun Ouyang // Sustainability (2071-1050);2015, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p13206 

    The water footprint approach is superior to the traditional approaches applied in water management. The water footprint can be regarded as a comprehensive indicator of freshwater resources appropriation, next to the traditional and restricted measure of water withdrawal. This study took the...

  • Why Should Data Be Free; Don't You Get What You Pay For? FENICHEL, ELI P.; SKELLY, DAVID K. // BioScience;Jun2015, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p541 

    The author discusses the need of free public access of scientific data and academic research by citing the views of American writer Stewart Brand. Topics discussed include the two-year plan by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand public access to its funded research, public...

  • A LOOK BACK.  // Waste News;3/27/2006, Vol. 11 Issue 25, p50 

    The article offers events related to waste management held several years ago. In 1936, milk products begin to be widely sold in paper packaging. In 2001, New York City's Fresh Kills landfill, arguably the most famous and infamous waste disposal site in U.S. history, closes after receiving its...

  • Slashing Websites. Marks, Joseph // Government Executive;Oct2011, Vol. 43 Issue 12, p62 

    The article reports that the U.S. Energy Department has closed its web site Energyempowers.gov in connection to the government-wide campaign to reduce federal online footprint.

  • Water Use in the US Energy Sector: Thirsty Hydro Tops the List. Quinn Van Valer-Campbell // World Rivers Review;Sep2013, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p16 

    The article focuses on a report published by the U.S. Department of Energy which reveals the adverse impact of climate change in the energy sector. It notes that hydropower plants in the country are at risk as they depend on water as their main source of energy. An overview of large-dam...

  • What's New.  // NSTA Reports!;Apr2013, Vol. 24 Issue 8, pG4 

    The article offers news briefs from the U.S. as of April 2013. Topics discussed include the Buildings, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios (BITES) tool released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a voluntary certification initiative known as Healthier U.S. School Challenge...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics