Lawn / 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?

...lawn alternative in low traffic areas “The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost! Lawn care requires on average: 4 to 5 liters of w...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...lawn, offer to help turn it into a garden for half the yield. Less lawn to mow and free healthy food can be pretty enticing. And involve the local kids in your ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...lawn, there are drought resistant seed mixes available. Some are actually known as ' LEED grass '. If you are ready to break out of the norm, there are many g...

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

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...lawn - Read the EcoHome Guide Here For further reading, we found the following sites quite helpful: Total Habitat The Pond Clinic, Ottawa, ON

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...Lawn that are Bee Friendly & Eco-Friendly see here , or to see all about growing Vegetables in the Shade, see here - from the EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

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)

...lawn and into the woods. If DIY solutions don’t work you may be left calling an exterminator. How to get rid of fruit flies: Getting rid of rotting fruit wi...

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

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...Lawn Alternatives, Bee Friendly, Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Grass Lawns Project credits: Green Roof Designer / Landscape Architect O2 Planning + Design ...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...lawn and driveway is directed away from your basement, not towards it. Having checked all that, and having prevented sudden and excess spring thaw water from ...