Ground cover for shade / Guides

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...for grass - ground covers! Choosing an alternative to grass as a backyard play area for kids is not reserved for ‘hardcore environmentalists’; there are very sensible ground-cover alternatives that actually save a lot of maintenance, cost and water these are commonly referred to as “Ground cover.” Groundcover Plant...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...ground covers available that are low maintenance, require infrequent cutting and are even edible. View The EcoHome Guide to Eco-Friendly Lawn Alternatives and Ground Cover Plants Here Invasive species: Dog strangling vine is prevalent across Ontario and West Quebec © Ecohome Over the last couple of centuries,...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...for sale designed for cold climates, LEED certification or Zero Net Energy due to their outstanding performance. Now you know more about these beautiful shipping container homes designed for warm climates :- Find more pages about Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : Affordable mo...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...covered with a thick cloth or towel so that it’s not forgotten. Re-soak and drain them in the morning and evening to keep them moist. Once you see the start of a sprout form, you can let them see the light. That’s how it happens in nature – a seed in the ground where it is moist and dark begins to sprout, then it wan...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...ground covering strawberries do little more than make for fat, happy chipmunks, hanging them means you might get to eat some too. DIY upside down tomato planter instructions here. Worthy of note: We have had great success using sunflowers as the support structure for beans, peas and cucumbers while planting shade t...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...for that. For those willing to take on that additional challenge, we have found that the Pond Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario offers a good source of information on how to manage having finned swimming buddies. Natural swimming pool image via Pinkax.com Pool maintenance: Maintenance of a natural pool falls into a c...