Sustainable Works

California homeowner prevails over HOA in replacing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping

California homeowner prevails over HOA in replacing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping

After a seven-month conflict with her homeowner’s association (HOA), Carlsbad, California, resident Tracee Buck finally has the water-saving yard she wants. Buck decided to let her lawn die and replace ...

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

A new partnership between Bayer CropScience (Bayer) and Integrated Vegetation Management Partners (IVM Partners) is aimed at improving pollinator and wildlife habitats on public rights-of-way across eight states. Bayer has ...

Ornamental grass recognized as ‘Super Plant’ by LSU

Ornamental grass recognized as ‘Super Plant’ by LSU

A relatively new, variegated version of purple fountain grass called Fireworks has joined the henna coleus as one of the “Super Plants of 2015,” as designated by Louisiana State University’s ...

Water conservation: Talking to your clients about strategies and solutions

Water conservation: Talking to your clients about strategies and solutions

Even though it’s National Lawn Care Month, in some areas such as the Southwestern United States, the idea of the wide expanse of lush green lawn is rapidly disappearing. Replaced ...

How to save money, gain expertise with better irrigation

How to save money, gain expertise with better irrigation

World Water Day was March 22, which brings attention to the water crisis in the U.S. and around the world. Landscapers can contribute to water conservation in honor of the ...

AeroFarms’ $30 million vertical garden set for construction in New Jersey

AeroFarms’ $30 million vertical garden set for construction in New Jersey

The world's largest indoor vertical farm will be created in Newark, New Jersey for $30 million. The former industrial site will also serve as the global headquarters for farming and tech ...

How sustainability helps your business thrive

How sustainability helps your business thrive

Sustainability is more than a trendy phrase; it’s a concept that can improve your bottom line, expand your client base, and safeguard Mother Nature. Sustainability protects the building blocks of ...

How To Reduce Stormwater Runoff

How To Reduce Stormwater Runoff

Reducing stormwater runoff is a priority for a lot of clients, especially those on commercial properties trying to achieve a certain “green” status. However, achieving that goal on a property ...

How Landscapers Can Help Save Trees During Drought

How Landscapers Can Help Save Trees During Drought

There is little landscapers can do to fight the drought, especially in states like California and Nevada. Plants, landscapes and trees will continue to suffer through the extreme heat, but ...

7 Principles of Xeriscaping

7 Principles of Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping. A word that has several different definitions depending on who you ask and is something that probably needs be talked about more on the West Coast.

PERC Launches Website to Promote Propane Safety, New Technology

PERC Launches Website to Promote Propane Safety, New Technology

The Propane Education & Research Council launched a website for landscape professionals. Propane.com is PERC’s source for information about propane safety and newly developed propane-powered technology across the markets of ...

Energy Program Could Save California Billions of Gallons of Water

Energy Program Could Save California Billions of Gallons of Water

With the threat of drought and fines hanging over resident’s heads in California, one program is stepping in to help. The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program encourages 169 of ...

Do You Promote Smart Irrigation?

Do You Promote Smart Irrigation?

In honor of July being Smart Irrigation Month, the Irrigation Association is hosting a Smart Marketing Contest.

NOPE Literally Turns One Person’s Trash into Another Person’s Treasure

NOPE Literally Turns One Person’s Trash into Another Person’s Treasure

One organization is taking local businesses’ waste and transforming it into a usable resource for the community. The Compost Credit Program created by Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE) can literally ...

PERC to Teach About Propane Benefits Through AASHE Membership

PERC to Teach About Propane Benefits Through AASHE Membership

To help teach about the benefits of propane, the Propane Education & Research Council has joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

University of Utah Sustainability Project to Save 100,000 Gallons of Water Per Year

University of Utah Sustainability Project to Save 100,000 Gallons of Water Per Year

The students at the University of Utah are thinking all about sustainability, especially after receiving a $10,797 grant from the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund.

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