I sent out the following email newsletter to all subscribers this morning:
When it comes to our precious natural resources, it is wise to consider the most efficient and beneficial ways to use them. The term “sustainable gardening” refers to the efficient use of resources in our gardens and landscapes. Wikipedia adds: “programs developed to address the fact that humans are now using natural biophysical resources faster than they can be replenished by nature.”
Some of the tenets associated with sustainable gardening and landscaping are (1)do no harm to the environment, (2)design with nature instead of against nature, (3)use more native plants, which are most efficient in their use of native soil and water resources, (4)irrigate with drip systems instead of overhead sprays, (5)use mulch to conserve water…the list can go on depending on specific site conditions and requirements.
In short, our sustainable garden and landscape integrates all environmental and horticultural factors in the attempt to insure a more sustainable future.
I was very excited to learn about a product that greatly increases garden sustainability: it’s a double layer of heavy duty landscape fabric, with drip irrigation molded between the layers. So both the benefits of water conservation and weed suppression from the fabric are combined with further water conservation and efficiency of drip irrigation. Ingenious! The product is called Rainweave Weed Free Watering Blanket. It’s available in various size rolls and also in a small 8′ x 10′ size.
I was fortunate to establish a business relationship with EvoOrganic, makers of the products, and am now offering them at the web store.
Take a look at Rainweave here. If you can’t click on that link, copy and paste this into your browser address bar: http://bit.ly/cYVNhR
In addition to the Rainweave products, we’ve also recently added the following to the web store:
Poly-Tex Greenhouses: http://bit.ly/bEWIim
Grow Lights: http://bit.ly/cdOOiM
Planters and Pots: http://bit.ly/ars5ze
Thanks for reading this message. Best of luck with your early spring planning and work!
Clearwater Landscapes, Inc