Prairie Gardening – Ecological Landscaping ELY107

2020-07-31T16:29:16-04:00By |DIY landscaping, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Easy Landscaping Ideas, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Ecological Landscaping, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Native Landscaping|


How to create a prairie garden – Show Notes

Creating a prairie garden

A prairie garden, meadow garden, wildflower garden – whatever you want to call it – is a beautiful ecological landscaping to provide healthy native plant habitat in your yard in a beautiful low maintenance way.  In this episode we discuss what is a prairie garden and how to install a prairie garden from start to finish.

Today’s links: […]

How to Start Eco Friendly Landscaping – ELY 106

2020-07-06T11:47:09-04:00By |DIY landscaping, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Easy Landscaping Ideas, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Ecological Landscaping, Native Landscaping|

How to Start Eco Friendly Landscaping – Show Notes

Today’s links: ely.how/episode106

Landscaping to prevent erosion in your yard – ELY 079

2019-07-30T21:46:52-04:00By |DIY landscaping, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Ecological Landscaping, Low Maintenance Landscaping|

Landscaping to prevent soil erosion in your yard – Show Notes

Today’s episode covers causes, solutions, and prevention of erosion in your yard.  Erosion can cause cosmetic or serious damage to your landscape if not managed properly.  Here’s how to manage soil erosion properly.

Today’s links: ely.how/episode79

Rain Garden Design – ELY 077

2020-08-04T11:22:25-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, DIY landscaping, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Native Landscaping|

How to build a rain garden – Show Notes

Rain Garden Episode Links: ely.how/episode77

Create a beautiful rain garden

  • What is a rain garden
    • Depression area that catches […]

Xeriscaping – Drought tolerant landscaping

2019-07-01T17:25:20-04:00By |DIY landscaping, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Low Maintenance Landscaping|

Xeriscaping – Show Notes

Xeriscaping: Drought tolerant landscaping

Xeriscaping is creating drought-friendly landscaping that looks beautiful and is well-adapted to drought conditions.  Learn how to create your own drought-tolerant landscaping in today’s episode!

Today’s links: ely.how/episode74

What is Xeriscaping?

  • Xeriscaping is water-conscious landscaping

Origin of Xeriscaping

Five Super Cool Ideas for your Rain Garden

2020-08-04T11:21:07-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Easy Landscaping Ideas|

Look,  I’m going to cut to the chase.  No beating around the bush.  Because I know you’re cool and you would do the same for me.

So here it is.

All the cool kids are doing it.  So you should too. 

You need to get yourself a RAIN GARDEN in your yard.  Stat.

No idea what we’re talking about?  That’s cool too.

Rain gardens are simply a planned retention and infiltration area for runoff.

That’s it.  Everything else is details.

What can […]

Stormwater Management in the Suburbs

2020-07-14T21:15:01-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Ecological Landscaping|

What to do with stormwater in your landscape and the greater landscape

So I have an infomercial question for you today.

Do you want to cut your water bill and usage by 50%? Stick around and I’ll show you the no-brainer solution! But wait, there’s more! You’ll get several other bonus tips at no additional fee!

Just ten easy payments….

 

I’ll stick to blogging.

 

With all this talk on stormwater, I have broken stormwater management into segments based on geographical […]

The Opportunity Called the California Water Shortage

2020-05-18T10:38:31-04:00By |Current Events, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Ecological Landscaping|

The California Water Shortage: A Case for Aesthetic Ecosystem and Ecological Design

California reservoir drought A reservoir showing the effect of drought conditions in California

In recent news, there has been significant coverage of California’s struggle with its below average precipitation in the past several years.  Yes, they call it a drought.

Governor Jerry Brown and California State Water Resources Control Board have come forward […]

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