Invasive plant species / Guides

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...plants may be sought by visiting species of birds and butterflies); Local plants improve biodiversity and create a local seed pool; They are less likely to consume large swaths of land allowing no other plants to thrive. Disadvantages: You are more limited in plant selection; Some species do have special ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...Plants Here Invasive species: Dog strangling vine is prevalent across Ontario and West Quebec © Ecohome Over the last couple of centuries, many foreign species of plants have been introduced to North American soil for medicinal, horticultural and agricultural purposes. With no natural competitors, they can of...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...invasive plants: Introduce no invasive plant species into the landscape. To find out more about invasive plant species, consult the Canadian Botanical Conservation Network. Water Efficiency (WE) 3.1 Fixture efficiencies: The only prerequisite in this category is that toilets do not consume more than 6.0 litres ...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...plant species from several different taxonomic families. This not only increases the overall biodiversity of the green roof, but I believe it increases its overall system resilience because plants in different families occupy different niches within a balanced plant community. Plants from different families also attrac...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...Plant Protection Convention, is the identifying mark you are looking for on a heavier weight shipping pallet. The reason for this standard is to prevent the spread of invasive plants and insects across international borders. Those pallets are treated in a variety of ways, and are labelled accordingly: HT : These ar...