Soil in Landscaping

After increasing your soil’s organic matter to increase water retention, mulching and using drip irrigation drastically reduces water use. But we can go a few steps further to reduce water loss. These “extra” measures make a huge difference in arid climates.

Australian permaculture guru, Geoff Lawton has a few good suggestions in his video, Permaculture Soils.

Geoff Lawton permaculture soils

Written on Friday, August 21, 2015 in Soil in Landscaping

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Written by Cristina da Silva

“Sustainability: to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

World Commission on Environment and Development (1989)

 

A couple months ago I agreed to do a tweetup on  #gardenchat. I had first wanted to do something on natural pest and disease control since most of Canada has banned pesticides for home use. But Brenda Haas, moderator of #gardenchat, felt it already been covered.  I put my thinking cap on and came up  with “Sustainable Garden Design.”


 

 


Written on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Soil in Landscaping

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Grading … it’s one of my pet peeves. Landscapers/developers should know better, but they don’t always get grading right. Or they forget to check for it, or it was done (sort of) but with time, erosion and settling, the grading changed.


Written on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Soil in Landscaping

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Written by Cristina da Silva