It’s time to Go Green!

The newest trend in landscaping is more than that; it is a way of life. But unlike other areas of your home, how do you know what is green or not when it comes to landscaping? It is easy to tell when a washing machine or window is energy efficient. But how do homeowners really know if they are making a positive environmental impact when it comes to landscaping?

When in doubt, follow the experts. Here are some of the green landscaping trends experts have identified for the year 2011.

1. Gardening with a purpose: Have a plan.

2.    Eco-scaping: Defined by the GWA as, “The move to de-lawn large tracks of turf and transform lawns into sustainable landscapes…”

3.    Sustainable containers: Using recycled materials instead of new flower pots is a great way to go green.  For smaller plants, this could mean something as easy and inexpensive as a reused food container. For bigger plants or blocks of plants, look to use containers made from recycled materials.

4.    Succulents: Plants belonging to the succulent class retain water in their leaves, stems, and roots. Succulents thrive in a selection of conditions, and are considered by many to be some of the easiest plants to care for.

These are just a few of the ways you can Go Green with your home landscaping, which has become increasingly popular because it helps the environment and it will help you save money in the long run.

If you have any questions about your next landscaping project or if you want a professional opinion or estimate, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today!

We can help you transform your landscape.

Often considered “softscape”, trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, are the outdoor elements that make your house a home. Functionality is the driving force behind strong landscaping design, followed by visual appeal. Professional landscape architects will develop a customized plan based on the unique features of the client’s home and outdoor space. Plants have to be chosen carefully, taking into consideration appropriate heights, desired look, color coordination, textures, and bloom times.

Rhine Landscaping also offers landscape maintenance features that will help ensure that plants, flowers and trees stay strong and healthy, allowing the client to enjoy them for many seasons.

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Green Landscaping Trends for the Homeowner in 2011