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Water Purification, Beauty Products, and Erosion Control with this One Tropical Plant

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.30.2017 | Hawaii
Jacob Devaney

Increasingly people are finding simple solutions to modern problems with ancient plants. Nature has the answers we seek yet it is often the last place...

Less Thirsty Choices For Lawn Grass

Sunset | Posted 06.23.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you live in the drought-ravaged West and are looking to replace your lawn with a less thirsty grass, here's one option -- Eco-Lawn. A mixture of deep-rooted fescues, it makes a resilient ground cover that's as lively looking as a wind-whipped sea.

California Drought: Should a Landscaping Business Be Allowed to Reap Huge Profits on the Turf Rebate Program?

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Anne Phillips

Replace your water-demanding lawn with an attractive, environmentally friendly garden; this can be done by a landscaper who makes a reasonable profit and does designs that are specific to each different home or business.

11 Ways to Meet California's New Water Cutbacks

Sunset | Posted 06.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

Governor Brown's call for mandatory water cutbacks for all Californians has a lot of us wondering what more we can do to save water, especially outdoors. And how can we get our gardens through the worst drought in our history? Here's a strategy.

California Drought: Does Removing Your Lawn Really Save Water?

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green
Anne Phillips

Almost any garden style can work, from Japanese to a modified English cottage garden. You can have a beautiful garden that increases the value of your home and saves you money on water, and helps all of us in California.

Innovation Earth: A Very Low-Tech Way To Stop Water-Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I live in California, where we're now entering our fourth consecutive year of a drought so severe you can see it from space. But every morning when I ...

Go Native This Fall

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Fall is typically the time to start cleaning up and closing down for the winter. Not so in California. Fall's the prime time to plant our spectacular California natives.

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.