Planning

Maple
© BdB
Submitted by
greenduck

Gardeners who wish to combine native and exotic species of woody plants are well advised to preserve an array of existing varieties typical for their region; unusual plants can then be used judiciously to create compelling accents. There are always plants that will easily adapt to being relocated, whether it's within your own yard or from across the globe. Nurseries offer a wide selection of trees and shrubs from all over that are sought after for their unique traits. These are the varieties that not only adapt well to a new climate, but will even thrive alongside current climatic changes.

Bird nesting box
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Author: 

greenduck



Birds aren’t just wonderful to look at or popular for their song alone; they’re effective garden helpers: they eat all manner of insects, beetles, and caterpillars, some of which are emphatically unwelcome in the plot.

Dachbegrünung
© BGL
Submitted by
greenduck

Buildings with green rooftops return a bit of nature to an urban setting, thereby improving microclimates and reducing small particulate pollution. Green rooves are also lends excellent sound and temperature insulation to a home. Inhabitants can enjoy a reduction in their heating bill during the colder months and, in summer, the shade and evaporation effect of a green roof provides a noticeable cooling effect for the building.

Soil Preparation
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Author: 

greenduck

You still have leaves laying in the yard? Now it is high time to make them disappear. Possibly the soil can be loosened carefully so that it gets a good supply of water and oxygen. Thus, the first generation of weeds will be disturbed.

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