Eco-friendly landscape design is a great way for homeowners to combine their landscape design vision with a passion for helping the planet and reducing their carbon footprint.
When something is eco-friendly, it means that the material or service is earth-friendly and does not cause environmental harm. Eco-friendly landscape design is a great way for homeowners in Brookline, Holbrook, Duxbury, Hyannis, and beyond to enhance their landscape design without causing irreversible harm to planet earth.
There are many ways homeowners in Massachusetts can obtain eco-friendly landscape design.
Solar Powered Outdoor Lighting
Solar energy is a revolutionary and increasingly popular way for homeowners to enhance their outdoor living space in an eco-friendly manner.
Solar-powered outdoor lighting provides you and your family with a cozy, inviting outdoor living space without the concerns of an increase in utility costs. Additionally, using solar power releases much less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, resulting in a better future and healthier planet for us all.
Drought Tolerant Plant Design
Drought tolerant plant design is great not only for the environment but also for freeing up the amount of time you spend tending to an outdoor garden and decrease your monthly utility costs.
Drought tolerant plants like succulents, cactus, agave, lavender, and sage, require infrequent watering, sometimes only needing to be watered every few months! For homeowners in New England who have recently experienced a drought, this is especially exciting.
Eco-friendly pavers are not just great for the environment but also increase your home’s value and are durable and long-lasting. In fact, pavers can last centuries with very little maintenance.
That said, not every paver is considered eco-friendly due to the way different pavers are installed. The good news is there are affordable, eco-friendly paver options for homeowners in Massachusetts to choose from.
Recycled Asphalt & Concrete
The process of installing recycled asphalt and concrete pavers is much better for the environment than pavers that are not traditionally eco-friendly. Some homeowners even use asphalt or concrete currently on their property, have it recycled, then reinstalled in the form of pavers!
Permeable pavers are universally recognized as the most eco-friendly paver option available on the market today.
The production of permeable pavers is non-invasive and requires less equipment to produce. Best of all, permeable pavers have the durability and longevity of classic pavers, meaning you get the benefit of helping the environment and knowing the pavers could last for centuries.
Porous pavement comes with extra drainage and erosion control and is durable and long-lasting. Additionally, homeowners have the option of using recycled porous asphalt or concrete, which strengthens their sustainability.
To learn more about eco-friendly landscape design, visit the JM Mento Landscape Design Services page and schedule a free consultation today!
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