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.

Future sustainability relies on home water conservation

Given that a number of states, including California and Oregon, are already experiencing the effects of climate change, the need for an efficient water management plan becomes all the more pressing.

Harvest and use your rainwater

Harvesting rainwater is a way of saving and utilizing the rainwater that would normally fall on the roof of your home and go down the drain.

Make outdoor living a part of your green home design

Gone are the days of home interiors 
and exteriors being treated as separate spaces.

Tips for going green in your backyard

If you are looking for ways to have the amazing backyard you have always wanted yet still want to keep it “green,” then you’ll want to read on.

Lawn and Garden Maintenance Tips for Spring

It’s a great time to roll up your sleeves for to prepare your lawn and garden for spring.

Seedlings! Want to save some money this spring?

If you live in the northern climate, it’s time to start those seedlings for the garden. Many lucky others may have started them already.

How to maintain a green garden free of chemicals

Here are some things that you can do to keep your garden healthy, green and free of chemicals.

Houston modern homes open their doors

Visitors can get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out where they got their inspiration.

Keep your home pest free in the spring season

Pest control professionals believe that the spring season is the right time to start the pest cleaning process.

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New rating system guides sustainable landscape growth

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched its newly acquired SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.

Permeable pavers reduce stormwater pollution

Driveways and parking lots can be made significantly eco-friendlier with the installation of permeable systems.

Californians switching to artificial grass to battle drought

With mandates to replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping, California residents are looking for good alternatives to traditional grass.

10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

This winter has been one of the harshest on record, and for many communities, the first day of spring didn't bring much relief.

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

Moving on up: highest priced US home asking $195 million

The 1-percenter end of the U.S. housing market seems to be doing just fine as an estate with an asking price of $195 million hits the listings in Beverly Hills.

Data shows energy efficiency pays off for multifamily housing operator

Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.

Smart sprinklers grow green grass and save water

A new digitally controlled lawn irrigation system adapted ink-jet printing technology to apply the right amount of water in the right places to reduce water use by up to 50 percent.

5 green garden tips to wow your summer guests

Summer weekends, filled with barbeques, picnics and parades are also a great time to spruce up containers, hanging baskets and make a statement in your garden. Gardeners know if they spend a little more time now getting the garden off...

Tips to water your lawn smarter during the dry season

As temperatures start to rise in the spring, so does water use. In some areas such as parts of Florida, the spring months can be the driest of the year. Tampa Bay Water has kicked off its Water Smarter public...

6 watering tips for a lush spring lawn

During this time of year, many homeowners turn their attention to their lawns in the hope of growing lush, green grass. Fortunately, applying consistent watering practices can help in the creation of a beautiful yard.

A professional lawn evaluation can help return your lawn to green glory

It's spring lawn care time and many homeowners are itching to see their lawns come alive. Unfortunately many lawns will need significant help to be green and healthy after the brutal winter. The key to a healthy lawn lies in...

Take care of your lawn without burning gasoline

Spring has finally arrived with warmer weather across the country. Whether you can see your lawn yet or not, you can make your lawncare green by using reliable gas free lawn and garden tools. Throughout the year, consumers burn off...

Battle spring weeds with green landscaping tips

As spring temperatures fluctuate from highs in the lower sixties to highs in the upper twenties, we’re eager to get outside and our spring clean up chores. Experts at Norway Gardens deal with questions such as "When is the best...

Survey: growing consumer desire for sustainable landscaping

Consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing, according to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The survey also shows continuing popularity for...

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Green landscaping is often an integral part of creating a green home. Get ideas for sustainable landscape design and architecture for your home.