I have written quite a few articles on native plants and gardening. Living a a drought and water rationing state, (California) saving water is a huge prioirty. It drives me crazy when people do not pay attention to their sprinklers on in the rain, water cascading down the street, over-watering and planting of thirsty plants.
As a person who has planted native plants in my yard, I will tell you it is not easy to do. First 1.)you have to find the plants and or a person that knows about the plants 2.) Plant the plants appropriately in areas so they will grow and look good. 3.) If you have a gardener, you have to tell them how to treat the plants 4.) You have to re-adjust your mind to watering schedules and toxic pesticides. 5.) Get over what you neighbors have planted and what is only available at Home Depot. And I will tell you I have spent countless hours on the Internet, with gardeners and nursuries looking for the right look, the right plants for the right soil and sun conditions in San Diego.
If I had known at the time about Eco Landscape Group , it would have saved hours of work and I would have had a sustainable, eco-friendly yard by now. Eco Landscape Group, started out as 3 friends to refer to each other about residential and commerical landscape design, build , maintenance and horticultural services. Now they have evolved into a group that not only can design a sustainable landscape but help lower carbon footprints and thus reducing environmental impact.
Primarily located in the Northwest, they just added a few members in Jackson Hole, Wy, and are looking for like minded others who are seeking guidance and help in helping their companies achieve a sustainable way of doing business.
The goal ‘To spread our message to locations across the United States offering customers and professionals the first definitive guide to carbon footprint reduction for the American landscape industry’
That is a wonderful goal to achieve and look forward to hearing more about the Eco Landscape Group