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Green Landscaping Tips

  1. 1. GREEN LANDSCAPING TIPS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY Ami Saunders Landscape Designer in association with WEMCO Landscapes
  2. 2. GREEN LANDSCAPING  WHAT IS GREEN?  QUICK VISUAL HISTORY  GREEN BENEFITS  THE TIPS
  3. 3. WHAT IS GREEN? Sustainability is "[to meet] the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
  4. 4. OUR PAST WHAT WAS TRENDY THEN…
  5. 5. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  6. 6. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  7. 7. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  8. 8. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  9. 9. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  10. 10. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  11. 11. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  12. 12. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  13. 13. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  14. 14. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  15. 15. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  16. 16. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  17. 17. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  18. 18. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  19. 19. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
  20. 20. 20 TH CENTURY
  21. 21. 20 TH CENTURY
  22. 22. 20 TH CENTURY
  23. 23. $ $ $ $ $ 20 TH CENTURY
  24. 24. 20 TH CENTURY
  25. 25. 20 TH CENTURY
  26. 26. 20 TH CENTURY
  27. 27. 20 TH CENTURY
  28. 28. 20 TH CENTURY THIS SUMS IT UP:
  29. 29. OUR FUTURE GREEN IS IN
  30. 30. 21 ST CENTURY – SAFE FOR
  31. 31. 21 ST CENTURY – SAFE FOR LIFE ON LAND
  32. 32. 21 ST CENTURY – SAFE FOR LIFE AT
  33. 33. 21 ST CENTURY - LESS
  34. 34. 21 ST CENTURY  Go with the flow
  35. 35. 21 ST CENTURY  Go with the flow
  36. 36. GREEN FLOW Dream Design Build Enjoy
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. GET INSPIRED! Home shows Garden tours Nurseries Botanical Gardens Garden Magazines Online communities such as meetup.com
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  42. 42. GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  43. 43. GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  44. 44. GREEN TIPS: DESIGN
  45. 45. GREEN TIPS: BUILD  HARDSCAPE  PLANTING  IRRIGATION  LIGHTING
  46. 46. GREEN TIPS: BUILD  Permeable pavers  Decomposed granite/Gravel  Dry stack Napa fieldstone  Natural Stone HARDSCAPING
  47. 47. GREEN TIPS: BUILD HARDSCAPING  Dry stack Napa fieldstone
  48. 48. GREEN TIPS: BUILD HARDSCAPING  Natural Stone
  49. 49. GREEN TIPS: HARDSCAPING BUILD  Permeable pavers
  50. 50. GREEN TIPS: BUILD PLANTS SOIL  Native Plants  Mulch  Drought-tolerant Plants  Compost  Plant diversity  Organic amendments  IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
  51. 51. GREEN TIPS: BUILD SOIL RESOURCES  Mulch  Compost  Organic amendments  IPM (Integrated Pest Management) www.bayfriendly.org www.mastergardeners.org www.lyngsogarden.com
  52. 52. GREEN TIPS: MULCH
  53. 53. GREEN TIPS: COMPOST
  54. 54. GREEN TIPS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT Apply least toxic solutions first. Pull a weed Hose off aphids
  55. 55. LAWNS  BETTER WATER SCHEDULE  NATURAL LAWN CARE  LAWN SUBSTITUTES  ARTIFICIAL LAWN  NATIVE SOD  NO LAWN
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. LAWN – Mixes  LAWN SEED BLENDS www.protimelawnseed.com www.stoverseeds.com
  58. 58. LAWN – Rebates  EBMUD e-mail custsvc@ebmud.com or call 866-403-2683
  59. 59. NO LAWN PONDS AND WATERFALLS TAKE LESS WATER! WWW.AQUASCAPEINC.COM
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. GREEN TIPS: BUILD RAINWATER HARVESTING
  62. 62. GREEN TIPS: BUILD IRRIGATION  Rain garden, no irrigation at all
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. GREEN TIPS: BUILD LIGHTING  Low-voltage, such as www.vistapro.com  Quality fixtures that last (not in landfill)  Fewer fixtures with more coverage
  65. 65. GREEN TIPS: ENJOY! Mulch Compost IPM
  66. 66. GREEN TIPS: MULCH, COMPOST, IPM
  67. 67. GREEN TIPS: ENJOY  Professional maintenance
  68. 68. GREEN TIPS: ENJOY! ROBOMOW: IT MOWS, YOU DON’T. www.friendlyrobotics.com
  69. 69. IN CONCLUSION
  70. 70. 1. DREAM
  71. 71. 1. DREAM
  72. 72. 2. DESIGN
  73. 73. 2. DESIGN
  74. 74. 3. BUILD
  75. 75. 3. BUILD
  76. 76. 4. ENJOY
  77. 77. 4. ENJOY  Cut flower gardening
  78. 78. 4. ENJOY  Vegetable gardening
  79. 79. 4. ENJOY
  80. 80. 4. ENJOY
  81. 81. 4. ENJOY
  82. 82. Now that you’ve seen the possibilities, how do you want to enjoy your garden?
  83. 83. GREEN LANDSCAPING TIPS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY Ami Saunders Landscape Designer in association with WEMCO Landscapes
  84. 84. GREEN LANDSCAPING TIPS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY Ami Saunders Landscape Designer in association with WEMCO Landscapes

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