These ingenious composite pavers are one of the coolest products we’ve seen in a while. They’re durable and easy to install, plus they’re amazingly eco-friendly: made from recycled material with a low embodied energy content, permeable for drainage, and offering substantial LEED credits.
Collecting rainwater for use in your lawn or garden is a great way to ease the stress on local water supplies, while saving a little cash at the same time. But whether you use a small rain barrel or a huge cistern, you need to get the water where you want it – which is […]
Most of the country is still in the midst of summer heat. But when the time comes to clear those fall leaves from your yard, better steer clear of that gas-powered leaf blower. A recent study by Edmunds Inc. reveals just how filthy emissions from leaf blowers are – even compared to a full-size pickup […]
Some of the best decking materials are exotic wood species. Unfortunately, many of these varieties are slow-growth trees that have been irresponsibly harvested – not exactly a green choice for your outdoor addition. Tigerdeck, however, offers the performance and durability of tropical hardwood that is sustainably produced, and their product line includes FSC-certified source materials.
Pyrethrin, also known as Buhach (its most common brand name in the US), is a naturally occurring organic compound from a species of Chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethrin is a highly effective insecticide and pest repellent, yet it’s generally harmless for humans & pets in normal household use.
Hardwood decking is both beautiful and extremely durable. Unfortunately, many hardwoods aren’t the greenest building materials. But Eco Arbor tiles are a clever solution that are economical, easy to install, and easy on the environment.
BamDeck combines the beauty and eco-friendliness of bamboo with the extreme durability of composite decking. It’s made from recycled materials, and offers an alternative to tropical hardwood decks that is both stunning and practical.
Springtime is here, which means gardening season is in full swing. Luckily there are lots of simple ways to keep your lawn and garden “green” with efficient water use. Read on to learn about some of our favorite user-friendly and environmentally-friendly lawn and garden gear.
Springtime means your lawn and garden are growing again! Unfortunately, unwanted weeds start thriving too – but fortunately you don’t need toxic chemicals to deal with them. The cleverly-designed, ergonomic Uproot Weeder from Fiskars makes weed removal quick and easy without herbicides or pesticides.
Rainwater is perfect for outdoor tasks like lawn watering. Homeowners don’t consume municipal water supplies, the strain on wastewater treatment facilities is reduced, and rainwater is free of charge. In addition, natural rainwater is free of additives like chlorine, so plants love it. Rain barrels are great for small gardens, but for larger properties the Rainwater Pillow […]
When leaves start falling, it’s smart to clear them for several reasons. Not only will you keep your property looking tidy; you’ll also keep grass healthier, and take advantage of a great source of compost. But how you collect leaves makes a big difference in keeping your yard, ahem, “green”, so consider human-powered alternatives to […]