Planting a Tree in the City
Trees in cities and towns only live half of their expected life. Proper planting of balled & burlapped and bare root trees will give the tree the best chance for long term survival, add beauty to your landscaping, make a nice shady area and help improve the overall quality of the air and water in your neighborhood. Planting the tree at the proper depth in the ground must be done carefully and precisely for the health and viability of the tree. This article will discuss how you can identify the “Bell” and why this is so important in placing the tree in the ground. Selection of tree varieties for the urban landscape will also be considered.Make 2 of the Biggest Objects in Your Home Environmentally Friendly
The garage door and the yard fence are two of the biggest objects that comprise the exterior of your home. It’s a little known fact that both the garage door and fence require a lot of energy to fabricate and can have an adverse impact on the environment. Luckily, there are ways to make both your fence and garage door more Eco-friendly and sustainable.Why Soapstone Makes a Great Countertop
Soapstone makes a great counter because it has wonderful durability, style, longevity and other traits. It is a traditional stone. Soapstone gets a beautiful patina.Reusable Grocery Bags – Going Green at the Grocery Store and Beyond
The eco-friendly movement has swept the world, from going greener when you drive, to greener production plants, to greener waste management. Everyone wants to do their part, from large corporations, to charitable organizations and foundations, to the person next door. We are all conscious of our environmental impact, and we strive to do our best to be considerate in going green.Environmentally Friendly Custom Home Trends For 2012
There is nothing more exciting than building your dream home. Imagine a space set up for your exact needs, which functions specifically for your family and your lifestyle. The possibilities are endless when you start to dream. Advances in technology have helped create more energy efficient homes with a smaller carbon footprint. The following are just a few of the most popular green custom home trends for 2012.Get Rid of High Electrical Costs – Go Solar!
How many times have you gone to check your mail, only to find a bill from the electric company for a ridiculously high amount? If you’re anything like me, it’s happened far too many times.Eco House Features – Solar Panels
If the environment is important to you, you probably realize how harmful these large power companies can be to the environment. Some are nuclear power plants, others burn coal for power… they have many methods to produce power but almost every single one of them has negative side effects on mother Earth.What’s Up With Solar Energy?
If you pay attention to the news, you’ve probably heard a lot of different things about solar energy over the past few years. Even if you don’t watch the news, you’ve still probably heard something about it at one time or another.Alternative Energy Resources – The Benefits of Using Solar Power
Solar power has a number of benefits, both for our planet and for our finances. Take a look into the options you have available to you for going solar and the benefits of each route.Using Solar Panels at Home
Many of us have wondered at one time or another if there was some sort of renewable energy we could utilize at home to help cut costs from our electric provider. You hear about things like solar panels all the time on television and the radio, but have you ever REALLY considered using solar panels at home? Probably not.