Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape

Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape

Helping out pollinators is more and more popular right now, and we couldn’t be happier. One of the most important things you can do is add some native plants to your landscape. We also talked in another blog post about how important biodiversity is (and what it is)...
Capturing Rainwater at Home

Capturing Rainwater at Home

Rainwater is a wonderful resource, but in urban and suburban areas it can also cause problems. We have a lot of paved surfaces and land contoured to send water away instead of absorbing it, so when we get a lot of rain, the only place it can go is into our sewers. In...
7 Benefits of Green Roofs

7 Benefits of Green Roofs

Green roofs are an excellent tool in the green infrastructure toolbox. They don’t need extra space, they improve energy efficiency, and people like how they look. But while they are enjoying rapid growth in some parts of the world, America seems slower to adopt this...
The Value of Biodiversity

The Value of Biodiversity

At Green City Resources, we talk about biodiversity as a key concept in green infrastructure and urban habitat restoration. But what does it mean, and why is it important? To boil it down to the most basic level, having good biodiversity means having a lot of...
Are your windows killing your landscape?

Are your windows killing your landscape?

Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it, but this summer I was able to witness the power of heat reflection from energy efficient windows killing a brand new landscape.  Energy efficient windows are called Low E windows and are very common in replacement windows, new homes and...
Have fun with containers

Have fun with containers

I love planting containers! I think it is the instant gratification you get when you are finished and they just get more beautiful as summer goes along. Every year I check out the newest/hottest annuals.  Have you heard the term, “thriller, filler and spiller”?  It...