What is sustainable landscape design?

flagstone landscape design ottawaThe main goals of sustainable landscape design are to minimize both the input of resources and the output of waste in our yards and gardens. In order to achieve these eco-friendly aspirations, we treat water as a resource, value the soil, preserve and conserve materials.

Whether starting your landscaping from scratch or revamping an existing yard you can make choices that are sustainable. Some strategies include rainwater harvesting, storm water management by decreasing runoff, using re-cycled materials in landscape, mulching your flowerbeds, installing permeable interlock pavers, using natural stone such as flagstone, plant drought tolerant trees, shrubs and perennials, utilizing native and nativar plants, using low impact development strategies in landscaping, or using a passive solar landscape design that maximizes sun exposure in the winter and shade in the summer.

Upgrading to sustainable landscaping is not only a good choice for the environment, it can save you money on utility expenses and increase your property value. Maintenance of your yard will also be reduced dramatically.

For sustainable landscape design and installation contact Harmony Gardens Landscaping Inc.