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 ...

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

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 ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...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...

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 , 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...