Tag «environmentally friendly»

“Project Clear” Offers Small Grants for St. Louis RainScaping

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Great news—the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s initiative “Project Clear” offers small grants to help improve water quality through rainscaping! As MSD announces on their website, they “will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping projects, system improvements, and an ambitious program of maintenance and repair.” Residents of …

What are the Benefits of Permeable Pavers?

benefits of permeable pavers on your landscape

Permeable paver patios, pathways and driveways are much ‘greener’ than their asphalt or concrete counterparts.  Also referred to as “pervious,” permeable pavers allow water to filter into the ground rather than causing runoff.  Permeable pavers allow snow and ice to melt more rapidly.  Water drains into the ground rather than refreezing on the pavement. When …

Creative Compost Bin

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  Our Maintenance Supervisor, Rachelle Smith, got creative when one of our customers asked us to build a place for compost in his yard!  He had  some trees cut down on his property, so she and her team used them to build a structure that can house organic debris that will break down over time …

Green Inside and Out

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This article was printed as a special “Green Scene” section in the Ladue News on March 28, 2014.  Reproduced with permission.  Written by Julia Christensen. Thumbs aren’t the only green things you’ll find at Quiet Village Landscaping.  From reusing office supplies to recycling plant debris, the company is focused on eco-friendly practices both inside its …