Landscaping remains a popular way in which to convert the garden, and American homeowners are increasingly looking to shy away from the all-important lawn. While Scientific American note that there is still a gigantic 63,000 square miles of lawn in the USA – enough to entirely cover the state of Texas. If you’re looking to renovate the greenery of your property, it has never been a better time to move away from the malaise that the lawn provides. Any landscaping should be done in the new and ecologically friendly way – and it can be done while still remaining stylish.
Leveling your property
A landscaping is a rare opportunity to look at how things are going on in and around your home. Over years, plant-life and ground subsidence can cause significant problems. Tree roots are a problem in particular; gardeners with the UKs Royal Horticultural Society note their huge spread, which often grows far, far beyond that of its visible canopy. This can cause significant damage to a property. Landscaping experts 72 Tree recommend emergency action for this problem; they established their 72 emergency tree service in response to the fact that roots can continue to grow and cause issues even where the tree is dead or the root problem appears to have been weeded out. Take the opportunity given by landscaping to check for dead plant problems like this, and to check for any subsidence in your green areas that could cause issues down the line.
The eco-friendly foundation
When planning your new property developments, look and see what changes you can make to improvement it for the environment. The likes of lawns and concrete have detrimental impacts, both in terms of water loss and water usage for growth, but also in the materials that underpin their success. Liners, gravels, and even soils can be cherry-picked to provide environmental benefits. When planning your new design, look to create ground materials that conform to high-tech modern ecological and environmental standards.
When building the terraces and walls of your new green space, there’s a simple solution that will save time, costs, and help the environment. Keen environmentalists will be well aware of the nascent EcoBrick movement, which encourages homeowners to recycle by stuffing old plastic bottles with other plastics that would otherwise been sent to the landfill. Using these to create a basis for the features of your newly landscaped home is then easy. You can use these as a solid and almost free foundation that you can then use facades and other building materials on top of. With their density set to not deform under human weight, you can be reasonably sure that any other building materials – concrete, brick, and so on – will not deform over time either.
Brought together, you can have nice designs without having to compromise on the ecological well-being of your local environment. Your garden can contribute, rather than detract, from the local environment. When you decide to start again, take the chance to have a real think about your home’s impact.