Tag «green landscaping»

“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 …

Brand-New Rain Garden

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“I love my new rain garden.  Thanks!”  – Victoria V. A rain garden is a shallow depression containing rocks and plants that can thrive in wet conditions. These gardens provide an alternative to drainage systems, attract native wildlife, and prevent chemicals used in the yard and home from polluting the water further along the system. Perhaps you have …

Q&A with Rebecca

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Rebecca, our landscape designer, responds to some commonly asked questions about landscaping. Q. What’s trending right now in the landscaping world? A. We’re seeing a lot of great trends right now: Sustainable, environmentally friendly landscaping Planting native plants for more sustainable gardens that require fewer resources and that provide sustenance for pollinators such as bees …

What are the Benefits of Permeable Pavers?

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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 …

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 …

RainScape Rebate Promotion

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Reduce Runoff while Retaining Cash Landowners in 19 participating municipalities, including residents, schools, churches, and businesses are eligible to take part in the RainScape Rebates Program.  This voluntary program financially assists landowners in the Deer Creek Watershed wishing to landscape their yards to improve stormwater management. Watch this video on how to save money and reduce stormwater runoff …