Landscaping Designs

7250 Landscaping Designs

Helen Whitfield brings you the definitive ebook about ideas for your lawn and home. You will get all the best ideas to make the most beautiful landscape for your own lawn, with personalized tips for your unique type of lawn. Far too many landscapers prefer to overcharge you rather than give you a good deal on your lawn. Do not let these people rip you off; go ahead and learn the tips that they already know to be able to make the best lawn that you possibly can! It takes less effort than you might think to make an awesome lawn And you do not have to shell out massive amounts of money to get your lawn looking like something right out of a magazine. This ebook answers all of the questions that you might have about landscaping, and gives you all of the ideas that you need to make a great lawn of your own! Read more...

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Highly Recommended

The writer presents a well detailed summery of the major headings. As a professional in this field, I must say that the points shared in this book are precise.

As a whole, this book contains everything you need to know about this subject. I would recommend it as a guide for beginners as well as experts and everyone in between.

Literally Going Green with Landscaping

Who cares about the new trend toward green consciousness We're talking a green thumb. Landscaping means you're completely outdoors, and that should be enough to convince any green enthusiast. When you're landscaping, nothing can really break, and you won't run into parts that don't fit. You can start off small, with maybe just a new tree planted in a strategic location, or you can rip out any trees, bushes, or plants you don't like and replace them with ones that support your solar-power habits. Chapter 8 contains all sorts of ideas you can implement.

Nurturing Mother Nature with Landscaping

Okay, landscaping isn't strictly solar if what you're looking for is technology that grabs sunlight and puts it to work in a constructive way. But you don't always need to grab photons and train them to get the most benefit out of the sun. Landscaping is the hands-down winner of the best solar project because you get so much in return. (Note that I didn't say monetary return. My personal opinion is that monetary return, strictly on its own merits, doesn't really have all that much merit.) And finally, you get yourself outdoors and you get exercise when you do your own landscaping. There's a certain simplicity to digging a hole. It's about as close to nature as you can possibly get, and that in itself is justification.

Lighting Your Yard with Solar

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to start out in solar is by installing lighting in your landscape. For 15, you can get a decent solar light with a range of mounting schemes. The simplest units come with a built-in stake so you literally don't do anything more than stick it into the ground. If it turns out that you don't like that spot, pull it out and stick it somewhere else. The vast majority of solar landscaping lights come one-piece, with the PV module on top of the light itself, so you should put the whole thing where it

Considering the solar potential

When you build a house, there's more to the story than just sun exposure. Solar is a general philosophy and takes into account water power, wind power, breezes, landscaping, thermal mass, and so on. Start a log book, and for each location you're considering, record facts, figures, and your observations for each of the following aspects. (Chapter 5 goes into detail on how to evaluate solar potential.) Natural breezes are absolutely free and can make a major difference in the comfort of a home. Look for locations where hills magnify breezes in the summer. In the winter, you want natural brush and landscaping to block the cold winds from the north. (Chapter 13 addresses ventilation and cooling issues.)

Los Angeles Southwest College

LACCD's sustainable building program requires that new construction that is funded 50 percent or more by voter-approved funds meets or exceeds U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification standards. This will ultimately result in the renovation and construction of more than 90 projects. These range from state-of-the-art educational facilities and athletic fields made from synthetic turf to central (physical) plants that more efficiently heat and cool campus buildings, retrofitting existing parking structures with solar arrays, and incorporating solar arrays in the design and construction of new buildings. New construction and renovation projects incorporate green building components in the form of energy-saving features, such as low-emission materials and efficient lighting systems, and water- and waste-reduction features, including low-flush toilets and water-efficient and native landscaping. LACCD's green building effort also uses alternative construction materials,...

System Application Benefits and Impacts

Adverse visual impacts are also possible with HDR developments and would be of concern in inhabited areas an d scenic areas. However, binary geothermal power plants are compact and have a very low profile compared to othe r industrial facilities. A combination of the low profile, landscaping, and color camouflage was used to successfull y mitigate visual impacts at the 30 MW Mammoth Lakes binary power plant in California. It is located within abou t three miles of one of California's major ski resorts in a county that depends heavily on tourism.

Taking advantage of your lots features

When you plan to build a solar house, you want to find the right lot first, and then get busy on the blueprints. You don't want to commit to a particular house design, and then insist on finding a lot that will bear it out. Each lot will support a different style of house with a layout that maximizes views, breezes, landscaping, and so on. So your house design should be a function of the lot. You can take advantage of many of the existing features of your lot as you design your house. When you consider the terrain and landscaping, think about how those features change through the different seasons. How do the land, trees, and any other nearby structures influence the wind, precipitation, sun, and so on Design on a 12-month basis, not just on the current season.

Location Location Orientation

A barren lot is worth much less than a landscaped lot, but if the landscaping doesn't enhance the solar potential, or actually reduces it, it's useless, or maybe even a negative. Of course, you can raze everything, but that's at odds with the underlying green philosophy. On the other hand, you may have no choice, and then it will be incumbent on you to make things good with Mother Nature.

Getting Creative with a Solar Powered Sprinkler

The practical use for a solar-powered sprinkler is to keep animals at bay. For example, you can keep deer from eating all your landscaping, skunks out of the cat food, or raccoons off the roof. When the motion detector senses their presences, it sprays, they skedaddle. Chapter 9 offers some other uses.


Living with the Sun Lecture series by AZ Solar Energy Assoc. History & current overview of concepts, design, applications, & technologies on solar heating cooling, architecture, landscaping, PV, & cooking. 7-9 PM, first Wed. of every month at Glendale Foothills Branch Library, & third Tues. of every month at Scottsdale Redevelopment & Urban Design Studio. Jim Miller 480-592-5416


The Florida House Foundation is building two model homes incorporating passive solar architecture, energy and water efficient appliances, solar electricity and hot water, and edible landscaping. Contact The Florida House Foundation, POB 21583, Sarasota, FL 34276 813-924-6833

New York

Earth Day Festival and Energy Fair will be held April 22-23, 1995 at the Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York Featuring alternative transportation, workshops on solar architecture, solar electric systems, energy efficient and environmentally conscious building, batteries, rail transit, sustainable agriculture, natural gardening and landscaping, vendors of RE products, and government agency energy programs and grants For more information on exhibiting, attending or participating, contact CEI, 50 Main Street West, Rochester, NY 14614-1218, 716-2622870, Fax 716-262-4156, EMail, ctrenvinfo


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) is offering info on Heat Pumps for homeowners interested in how a heat pump works, selecting and maintaining a heat pump, and innovations in heat pump technology. Also available is information on landscaping for energy efficiency. Contact EREC Phone 800-DOE-EREC (363-3732) mail EREC, PO Box 3048, Merrifield, VA 22116 e-mail energyinfo TDD 800-2732957 BBS 800-273-2955.


Energy Expo and Rally (SEER) could be organized in Willits, California. For us it was the crowning event of our RE experiences to date. We met and interacted with so many of the people who were out there DOING just about every aspect of RE imaginable. Meeting Steve Baer and his wife Holly was marvelous. Holly inspired Katcha to go ahead and use 'weeds' to establish a native landscaping for our house. There were just too many other notables to list and we gathered more information and personal energizing than could have been foreseen.


I Your geographical area Data banks show the statistical weather patterns in your area. This includes cloud density and frequency, average temperatures, air density, and the like. Your latitude also gives an indication of sunlight exposure. All these numbers combined yield a measure of how much sunlight you can expect in a given year. Some microclimates (a climate that, because of terrain, landscaping, and other factors, may differ from a climate only a mile away) may have much less sunshine than a nearby area, so be prepared for some surprises here.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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