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How can we clear up green pool water after adding bog plants and lillies?

Our natural pool turned green after adding bog plants It was clear prior to their installation. We have this page on our site about How to Install Natural Swim...

Posted by Mercedes McCloughan June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...plants are light enough, and are able to withstand the heat without an extensive root system. When you ask about installing a green roof on a 'metal' building, ...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

What is an Alternative ground cover to grass for a yard that gets wet and shady where kids play ?

...plants over seeds... Would love guidance. Even finding a gardener with similar focus may be challenging but we are open. Here is our page on alternative ground ...

Posted by Hillary Fairbanks Sept. 4, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Exteriors - Eco-Friendly Alternatives 1 Responses

Is it possible to connect greenhouse with the building?

...plants like tomatoes or herbs. I have read your articles about greenhouses and solariums, so its starting to bothering me if this kind of solution will be good ...

Posted by Julia Jedrys March 31, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...plants. Are you looking to make it a 4 season greenhouse? I ask because if so, you may want a better insulated and more reliable system. We recently built a d...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

How would I detail the connection between the wall and floating slab?

...plants within 2 feet of the slab will prevent some potential moisture problems. Does that answer your questions? Let me know if not, we've done lots of slabs an...

Posted by Brendon Fraser July 17, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...plants) is 7 or 8. I had also decided to put EPS boards on the walls, and now maybe on the floor, but do I need to put plastic down as well. Once again thank yo...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...plants are low, have you considered external retractable awnings. Be well Kerry

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

What would be the best alternative to chemical treatment for outdoor pools?

We are looking for ecological options instead of chemicals for a pool, what are your recommendations? Our favorite alternative to chlorinated backyard pools is...

Posted by Ladka Heidari April 19, 2020, 6:24 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses