DC Landscape Architecture Firm GardenWise on Going Green

Simple Ways to GO GREEN!

There are some very easy tasks we can all do to invite green living into our lives and gardens.  My favorite starting points?  Plants and shrubs for shade, and recycling kitchen water to areas of the garden, container and potted plants.     

Look at your home and determine where you can place plants,  shrubs and trees to block the sun from hitting your house.  Doing this alone can save you hundreds of dollars a year in cooling costs. 

Do you boil an egg each morning? If so, let  the water cool, and when  you come home from work, use it to water parts of your garden or containers.  The single act of recycling 2-4 cups of water a day, a few days a week, can lead to recycling DOZENS of gallons of water each year.