Earth-Friendly Fencing

Whether you’re looking for privacy or just a solution to contain the kids or pets in your yard, there are plenty of low-maintenance, eco-friendly fence options.  Fences made from natural or recycled materials are readily available.  The right fence can even be used to create a zen-like backyard oasis, as shown here.

Recycled Metal Sculptures Add Pizazz to the Landscape

If you’re looking for something special to spruce up your home or garden, recycled metal sculptures offer artistic flair combined with eco-friendliness.  These individual artists create one-of-a-kind works of art, most of which are even functional:

Cash for Caulkers!

Looking for some extra cash to complete those home improvement projects?  A great incentive is the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, dubbed “Cash for Caulkers,” which is expected to clear the Senate this summer.  Get rebates for hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on which energy-saving strategies you tackle.  Get all the […]

Rooftop Gardens: A Growing Trend

Gardening for urban dwellers and businesses is often challenging, but utilizing unused space on the rooftop offers an innovative solution to bring fresh veggies to the table.  Products designed for such purposes, from hydroponic systems to recycled plastic bins, are now more easily accessible.   MSNBC has the full story here.

Recycled Glass Rocks the Landscape!

Tumbled, recycled glass (with no sharp edges) can be integrated into landscapes to create striking focal points.  Imagine its use in fountains, fire-pits, fish ponds, pathways, mulch beds and gardens.  Add color to beautify landscapes without the use of thirsty plants!  From post-consumer bottles to post-industrial window scraps, recycled glass is available in a wide […]

Green your Backyard with Eco-friendly Furniture, Part II

In Part I of this series on eco-friendly outdoor furniture, I focused on those made with reclaimed wine barrels and other sustainable woods.  Here, innovative creations made from recycled skis, snowboards and HDPE plastic are highlighted.

Today’s “Green” Homes Will Surprise You

Looking for something interesting to read this summer?  Author Sheri Koones highlights 25 high-style, eco-friendly homes in her new book titled, “Prefabulous + Sustainable.”  Here, you’ll see how energy efficiency and green materials are used to create beautiful, cost-effective homes.  Check out WalletPop for the full scoop. photo by Roger Wade Studio