Sustainable Landscape Design: DIY projects to try



Add natural stones and rocks around your garden. These help to protect beds and create shapes and pathways without purchasing new materials, and they enhance waterflow through the property.

Choose native plants that will repopulate year after year.

Add solar lights for ambient lighting at night.

Choose permeable surfaces when hardscaping: pea gravel or decomposed granite

Install a rainwater barrel to help with stormwater runoff. 

If you can’t rip out your whole lawn and plant a meadow, start with little places that you see every day, such as along a walkway or where you have a clear view from your kitchen window. Replace the grass in those locations with plants that will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

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