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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.

Creating a green outdoor space for your pets and other animals

Conscientious farmers and animal lovers are already on the right path to creating a green outdoor area for their pets and other animals. It begins with appreciation and respect. Animals provide us with so much...

Use Honda Smart Home designs in your green home project

After making its Smart Home a reality, Honda opened up access to designs and blueprints to make building your own smart home that much easier.

Homemade fertilizers

When gardening, remember what you put in to the soil eventually reaches your dinner table. Avoid synthetic fertilizers...

Proper steps to organic gardening

It is often assumed that if you don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers you are an organic gardener. While these are important aspects to organic gardening, there is a bit more to it...

Raised garden boxes - a back-saving way to garden

Gardening can be so fun and rewarding, but when it requires a lot of time bent over to tending to planting, weeding and harvesting it can be a real pain. A raised garden bed accomplishes many positive things for you and your plants.

Save money and go green with DIY home automation

The primary goals for home automation technology are convenience and security. It makes living in your home easier and makes your home a little more secure, by providing ways for you to control your various home electrical systems from afar.

New Honda smart home blends net zero living and solar powered EV (video)

Green home building strategies demonstrate the future of smart living

Spruce up your home for spring

It’s Just around the Corner It might be hard to imagine after such a harsh winter, but spring is right around the corner. While the warm weather can’t come soon enough, homeowners need to ensure their homes are ready for the next season—and everything it brings.

How to choose the right lumber for your deck

Whether you have to build a deck or repair it, it’s more or less the same in terms of stress. Many homeowners choose to repair the deck themselves and some even build them from scratch.

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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...

Cloud solutions to stop watering the lawn when it's raining

Make your landscaping green with weather-based smart irrigation systems for residential and commercial applications. Galcon, a manufacturer of irrigation controllers for residential, agriculture, and landscaping acquired Cyber Rain to combine Cyber Rain’s Smart ET solution with Galcon’s Smart Irrigation (GSI)....

Green living resolutions for 2014

If you’re thinking about resolutions for 2014, consider making ones that will result in a cleaner environment, a more stable climate, and and a happier you. Here are a few ideas from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: Pledge...

Nourish your green spring lawn with natural fertilizers this fall

When you think "fall lawn care," raking leaves may be the first image that comes to mind. However, fall is also the most important time to fertilize lawns, particularly in cold climates like the Midwest. Now homeowners can use the same natural fertilizers that have popular in professional sports stadiums.

Save rain water for landscaping in a Handy Tank

With drought a growing concern across the U.S., Handy Tank has launched its line of water tanks to help homeowners save rainwater for use around the home. Handy Tank originated in Australia and has launching their line of water tanks...

Answer your questions about artificial grass (infographic)

Have you ever wondered what the real difference is between natural and artificial grass (you know, besides the artificial part)? Artificial grass is the most cost efficient solution for landscaping in homes, businesses, and other large commercial properties. Whether it's...

Tackle fall leaves with a shredder that makes composting a breeze (video)

Fall, when leaves turn into brilliant colors, is one of the prettiest times of the year. But once the leaves hit the ground, the rakes come out and the work begins. Raking leaves is one thing, but getting them from the ground into a bag for disposal or composting is another thing entirely.

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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.