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  • GREEN LANDSCAPING TIPS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY Ami Saunders Landscape Designer in association with WEMCO Landscapes
  • GREEN LANDSCAPING  WHAT IS GREEN?  QUICK VISUAL HISTORY  GREEN BENEFITS  THE TIPS
  • WHAT IS GREEN? Sustainability is "[to meet] the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
  • OUR PAST WHAT WAS TRENDY THEN…
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • $ $ $ $ $ 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY
  • 20 TH CENTURY THIS SUMS IT UP:
  • OUR FUTURE GREEN IS IN
  • 21 ST CENTURY – SAFE FOR
  • 21 ST CENTURY – SAFE FOR LIFE ON LAND
  • 21 ST CENTURY – SAFE FOR LIFE AT
  • 21 ST CENTURY - LESS
  • 21 ST CENTURY  Go with the flow
  • 21 ST CENTURY  Go with the flow
  • GREEN FLOW Dream Design Build Enjoy
  • GREEN TIPS:   Hire a professional designer to maximize your investment. List all your garden dreams and wishes. DREAM  How do you want to use your outdoors?  Collect any inspiring images.
  • GET INSPIRED! Home shows Garden tours Nurseries Botanical Gardens Garden Magazines Online communities such as meetup.com
  • GREEN TIPS: DESIGN  Plan outdoor areas according to how you want to use the space  Plant trees for shade and windbreak  Use natural materials  Buy locally sourced materials  Plant Diversity  Plant natives/drought-tolerant  Build with flexibility  Harvest rainwater  Let the rain soak in – permeable surfaces
  • GREEN TIPS: DESIGN  Plan outdoor areas according to how you want to use the space  Plant trees for shade and windbreak  Use natural materials  Buy locally sourced materials  Plant Diversity  Plant natives/drought-tolerant  Build with flexibility  Harvest rainwater  Let the rain soak in – permeable surfaces
  • GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  • GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  • GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  • GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD  HARDSCAPE  PLANTING  IRRIGATION  LIGHTING
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD  Permeable pavers  Decomposed granite/Gravel  Dry stack Napa fieldstone  Natural Stone HARDSCAPING
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD HARDSCAPING  Dry stack Napa fieldstone
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD HARDSCAPING  Natural Stone
  • GREEN TIPS: HARDSCAPING BUILD  Permeable pavers
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD PLANTS SOIL  Native Plants  Mulch  Drought-tolerant Plants  Compost  Plant diversity  Organic amendments  IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD SOIL RESOURCES  Mulch  Compost  Organic amendments  IPM (Integrated Pest Management) www.bayfriendly.org www.mastergardeners.org www.lyngsogarden.com
  • GREEN TIPS: MULCH
  • GREEN TIPS: COMPOST
  • GREEN TIPS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT Apply least toxic solutions first. Pull a weed Hose off aphids
  • LAWNS  BETTER WATER SCHEDULE  NATURAL LAWN CARE  LAWN SUBSTITUTES  ARTIFICIAL LAWN  NATIVE SOD  NO LAWN
  • LAWNS  BETTER WATER SCHEDULE www.weathertrak.com  NATURAL LAWN CARE www.bayfriendly.org  LAWN SUBSTITUTES www.stepables.com  ARTIFICIAL LAWN www.synlawn.com, www.heavenlygreens.com  NATIVE SOD www.nativerevival.com  NO LAWN www.aquascapeinc.com
  • LAWN – Mixes  LAWN SEED BLENDS www.protimelawnseed.com www.stoverseeds.com
  • LAWN – Rebates  EBMUD e-mail custsvc@ebmud.com or call 866-403-2683
  • NO LAWN PONDS AND WATERFALLS TAKE LESS WATER! WWW.AQUASCAPEINC.COM
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD IRRIGATION  Low-flow and Drip Irrigation  SmartDial or WeatherTrak Irrigation Controller  Rainwater Harvesting  No Irrigation after first 1-2 yrs  Rain garden, no irrigation at all
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD RAINWATER HARVESTING
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD IRRIGATION  Rain garden, no irrigation at all
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD POP QUIZ  What do these landscapes cost?  Install $16,700 (incl. cistern + ADA ramp) Install $12,400  Water 64,396 gal (77%less) Water 283,981 gal  219 pounds green waste/yr (66%less) 647.5 pounds green waste/yr  Maintenance $70.44/yr (68% less) Maintenance $223.22/yr
  • GREEN TIPS: BUILD LIGHTING  Low-voltage, such as www.vistapro.com  Quality fixtures that last (not in landfill)  Fewer fixtures with more coverage
  • GREEN TIPS: ENJOY! Mulch Compost IPM
  • GREEN TIPS: MULCH, COMPOST, IPM
  • GREEN TIPS: ENJOY  Professional maintenance
  • GREEN TIPS: ENJOY! ROBOMOW: IT MOWS, YOU DON’T. www.friendlyrobotics.com
  • IN CONCLUSION
  • 1. DREAM
  • 1. DREAM
  • 2. DESIGN
  • 2. DESIGN
  • 3. BUILD
  • 3. BUILD
  • 4. ENJOY
  • 4. ENJOY  Cut flower gardening
  • 4. ENJOY  Vegetable gardening
  • 4. ENJOY
  • 4. ENJOY
  • 4. ENJOY
  • Now that you’ve seen the possibilities, how do you want to enjoy your garden?
  • GREEN LANDSCAPING TIPS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY Ami Saunders Landscape Designer in association with WEMCO Landscapes
  • GREEN LANDSCAPING TIPS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY Ami Saunders Landscape Designer in association with WEMCO Landscapes