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A master planned community battles California's drought with aggressive water conservation methods

One new master planned community uses drought resistance measures, home and irrigation technologies and landscaping efforts to reduce water usage below state requirements.

Growing a healthy banana tree with the help of radiant heat

Check out the safe, self-regulating, low-voltage radiant heat options to warm your home, greenhouse, banana or palm trees.

Fiber cement moving from siding to backyard decks

A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks.

10 ways to help save the planet and make your garden green (infographic)

A lot of us think that it’s the big sweeping changes that will make an impact on the care of our environment, but it’s really the little things that matter.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.

Landscape architects feel the pressure of SoCal water shortages

Landscape architects on the front lines of the drought in Southern California help their clients make tradeoffs for environmentally responsibly design.

Rainwater harvesting tops 2016 landscape architecture trends

Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.

Countdown: Top 10 News Articles of 2015

The trend for high performance homes continues to gain momentum, and our top news stories reflect your interest in creating a more comfortable, healthy and efficient home.

Use solar power in your garden

Products that use energy from the sun are transforming the world of gardening just as they are doing in other industries.

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.

Considering Adding a Deck to Your Green Home?

Today’s responsible homeowners are continually looking for ways to make their homes, and their lifestyles, more environmentally friendly, efficient and enjoyable.

Watering green - low-flow, no-mow

When it comes to green building, energy is first-born, and water is the red-headed step child.

Make sure your green roof is low maintenance

Throughout North America, there are many beautiful, living roofs dotting our urban landscape that also require care.

Naples Botanical Garden earns LEED Gold

What used to be a 170-acre patch of grass, palmettos, and palms fronted by a strip mall is the first subtropical public garden of the 21st century.

Green landscape design tips for beginners

A beautifully landscaped yard can up the value of your property and gives you a reason to spend time outdoors surrounded by nature; great for mind, body and soul.

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Home gardens and landscaping are often an integral part of creating a green home. Get ideas for gardening and creating sustainable landscaping for your home.

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