Ground cover plants / 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?

...Ground cover.” Groundcover Plants as an alternative to Standard Grass Lawns Groundcovers sprawl across the ground, keeping low and eliminating the need to m...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...plants, certainly when growing vegetables. The best thing for your plants is rainwater, as ground water will usually contain minerals that over time will build ...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...plants and ground cover. Plants that enjoy similar conditions and/or have a symbiotic relationship with one another are often arranged near one another in guild...

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

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...Plants: Three kinds of plants typically regulate the natural cycle of swimming ponds: 1) Floating plants: Water lilies and other floating plants rooted in t...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...plants in a half oak wine barrel - ideal for a smaller space While it's true that many plants will demand a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun per day there a...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

1. Asphalt shingles: Asphalt shingles © Ecohome We’ll start with shingles to get it out of the way, because choosing an eco-friendly, durable roof cove...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...ground) to preheat or precool air being fed into the air exchanger. For additional heat we installed two little mini-split heat pumps (one head on the ground ...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...cover the entrance well with a sheet and go in with gloved hands and try to gently grab it. It may at that point be covered in ash; if so, you could contact a l...