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“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?

...ground-cover alternatives that actually save a lot of maintenance, cost and water these are commonly referred to as “Ground cover.” Groundcover Plants as an alternative to Standard Grass Lawns Groundcovers sprawl across the ground, keeping low and eliminating the need to mow, providing the perfect alternative to cl...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

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

...full sun exposure, but many vegetables will tolerate partial shade, and a few could even be considered 'shade vegetables' as they won't tolerate full sun exposure. Maybe you live in an apartment with not much more than a balcony, but you love fresh veggies and would still like to grow your own - no problem! Here are ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...full season of heating demand or it fails, due to poor design, to provide heat fast enough or when the sun isn’t shining due to time of day or cloud cover for successive days. But when solar is a possibility and you have the initial budget to purchase a decent solar system with a Heat Pump Pool Heater backup, the combi...

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

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...full heat of the summer. Somewhere between one and two meters will protect living organisms during winter, and in true Goldilocks fashion should be not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Proportions of shade and sun: The sun promotes algae growth and photosynthesis, so really, the less exposure to sun the better....

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...ground where it is moist and dark begins to sprout, then it wants sun. Keep up your twice-daily soaking routine for probably 3 to 5 days, at which point you will have a jar full of thick green sprouts ready to eat. (If your preference is white sprouts, make sure they stay hidden in the dark after each rinse.) Any une...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...covering on the second floor. The Dekton kitchen and bathroom counters are a non-toxic solid surface of ground up glass, porcelain and quartz that is fabricated by being heated to 1000F and compressed under 25,000 tons. Walls are covered with UV-treated formaldehyde-free plywood panels, which is also used for cabin...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...sun or prevailing winds, that will help ensure it is ready to burn in the fall. Keep your wood covered, but make sure it can dry. Burning wood efficiently: There is something biologically imbedded in us that makes us want to be seen as someone who can produce a good fire, especially when our friends are watching....