Setting up Your Green Landscaping Burlington VT
St. Johnsbury, VT
New Haven, VT
Setting up Your Green Landscaping
Spring is in the air and many people get antsy about gardening and beautifying their property. Be creative and with a little careful planning, you can develop a garden that is both beautiful and sustainable for many years to come.
Here are five ideas for your garden retreat:
- Type of garden
- Native plants and trees for sustainability
- Recycled materials
- Water features
- Outdoor lights
Type of garden. The lay of the land determines the unique design for your attractive and ecologically sound garden. However, you have to do your homework first. Take a notebook, jot down the direction of your land, and mark shrubs, flowers, and trees already there. Hire an experienced landscape designer specialized in green landscaping.
Native plants and trees for sustainability. The library, the internet, nurseries, and garden societies for native plants and trees can give sound advice when it comes to finding what grows best in your area. Drought and disease resistant plants, shrubs, and trees need little water once they are established. Check for soil deficiencies; amend the soil with organic fertilizers and compost. You can control weeds without chemicals by putting down landscaping cloth that will also conserve water.
Recycled materials. Knowing the climate zone for your garden determines the amount of water you will need for your garden. Water hoses, irrigation pipes, and sprinkler systems made entirely from recycled materials are widely available. Solar, electrical...