There are many ways you can create a beautiful backyard while keeping the environment in mind. Landscape designer, Janet Ennamorato share her thoughts on eco-friendly landscaping.

In recent years, governments and consumers have begun attaching greater weight to environmental imperatives and related landscaping implications. The new emphasis on environmental amelioration and sustainability has broadened the designer’s artistic palette by bringing new materials and techniques into the commercial mainstream. There are more options for exercising creativity in impressive and inspiring ways that break old molds and raise the level of aesthetic impact to new heights.

You can have the best of both worlds. Here are a few examples:

Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Permeable Pavers: Using permeable pavers for your driveway creates an attractive and functional driveway while helping reduce the amount of storm water run off into the municipal sewer system!

Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Pollinator Plants: Introduce pollinator plants to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators into your garden. These are gorgeous and very inviting while still helping the environment.

Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Easy Balance: New products are now available that allow for an easy balance between aesthetics and concern for the environment. One example is rain chains which are a decorative way to safely direct water away from the home. – Text by Janet Ennamorato, Creative Gardens

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