Reality is a sustainable yard can be planted in a lush, attractive and undemanding manner. The good news for homeowners who prefer a neater look is that there are ways to be friendly in Florida without compromising on aesthetics. Landscape plants tolerant to drought with a "neat" growth habit are available. The "wild" aspect of some native plants can be controlled by using architectural features (shrouds and fences) and selected maintenance practices. Natural areas can be made more attractive by removing debris and sprawling plants. In addition, building materials, such as permeable paving, can reduce the visual and ecological impact of large surfaces, such as walkways.
For more information, see the Low-Impact Urban Design (LID) website (available online at http://www.lid-stormwater.net) and the Environmental Protection Agency's LID website. United States (online at http://water.epa.org). gov / polwaste / green /). Use a rainwater collection system - such as rain barrels or collection ponds - to collect roof water for later use. For more information on building your own tank or rain barrel, see Tanks for Non-Drinking Water Collection for Domestic Use (available online at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae029). Install paved areas so that they have the proper slope and slope (minimum slope of 2%) to direct stormwater to planted areas.
The micro-irrigation systems apply water directly to the soil, so that the evaporation of the water is low. For more information, see Microirrigation in the Landscape, available online at . Use artificial habitats - such as bat boxes and nest boxes - to encourage natural control of insects. See Backyards Landscaping for Wildlife: The Top Ten Tips for Online Success at Plant appropriate trees on each side of the house. Shade trees to the east and west will block the seasonal sun and the deciduous trees on the south side will let in the sunlight into the house in winter and block the sun in summer.
To live, people have to eat. The ability to feed ourselves by growing food is stimulating. Figure 19-20 provides a bench in the garden for sitting. This seems to be such a simple model. However, magical experiences of life take place on benches: engagements, first kisses, lunches. A bench makes it possible to become part of the garden, not just an observer in the garden. A garden seat is used if there is a view, something interesting around it.
Water directly and aim the watering cans near the roots of the plants, not from above. Watering the leaves can damage them, and the moisture that starts there can evaporate before reaching the ground. They attract valuable moisture away from plant roots, so be sure to pull them regularly. The soil is the foundation of a healthy garden. The GH Lab Nature's Care ($ 8, homedepot.com) comes with yucca and coconut, which work together to hold water and keep the plants hydrated.
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