What is Green Landscaping?
Green Landscaping is the practice of turning inefficient and ecologically challenged
spaces such as a backyards laws and driveways, into a more functioning part of the
ecosystem. The scale of action a person can take can range from simply planting a
vegetable garden, to installing a driveway system that feeds the water table instead of
rinsing into drains. Green Landscaping is an excellent and easy way to take another step
in maintaining a better carbon footprint and can be economically beneficial.
Throughout this Presentation we will look at:
• Local Vs. Shipped Produce
• How to Make a Vegetable Garden
•How to Start a Compost
•And How to Cash in on Free Water
Local vs. Cross Country Produce
Making A Garden Bed
You’ll want to ensure you have a nice
sunny spot in your yard first off.
Secondly you will need construction
materials and tools including a
hammer, nails, a saw and enough
wood or like material to create a box
two pieces of wood high.
Thirdly you will need enough soil to
fill your box along with the desired
Creating a wooden frame is not as
hard as you might think, so get out
there and try swinging a hammer.
Average Household Garbage Contents
Organic Waste to... Organic Gold
Creating a compost bin is quite simple. All you will
require is a length of chicken wire or other like
material and a few wooden stakes. Simply create
a circle with your wire, stake it into the ground for
some support and you will be ready to start
turning your old carrots into nutrient filled Earth.
Many people find it beneficial to use three
separate bins to better cycle in the new soil. The
new soil should be ready within a year or two,
and can be used in your vegetable garden.
Free Water From The Sky
To save on your hydro bill, a water
basin can be attached to you
eavesdrop. This water can then
be used to keep your vegetables
growing steadily all season long.
The materials for this project are
slightly more expensive, or harder
to salvage but considerable
savings can be had in the long run.
By keeping rainwater you will take
stress off of the city grid, or be
able to keep your grass green
during a water ban.