07 Feb Smart Land Use

Smart land use typically talks about choosing an appropriate site for constructing a new building.  Choosing plant species native to the area for landscaping and plant nontoxic varieties for households with children or pets are two common solutions.  Planting shade trees to help keep homes cool in the summer is another way to incorporate smart land use.

What is GreenScaping?

GreenScaping encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources.

By simply changing your landscape to a GreenScape, over time you can save time and money and protect the environment.

Benefits include:

  • Saving money by eliminating unnecessary water and chemical use
  • Saving time by landscaping with plants that require less care
  • Reducing yard waste by recycling yard trimmings into free fertilizer and mulch

In nature, soil recycles dead plants into nutrients for new plant growth. Plants are adapted to the water, sun and soil available in their site. Maintaining a wide variety of healthy plants, organisms, beneficial insects and animals can keep most pests and diseases in check without the use of harmful chemicals.

By working with nature, your development can have a great-looking yard that’s easier to care for, cheaper to maintain and healthier for families, pets, wildlife and the environment.

What else do you consider important when it comes to conservation and smart land use? Let us know by commenting below!

Sibet B Freides