Lawns are arguably the most iconic staple of the American residential landscape. They’re also one of its most costly components—in terms of both economic and environmental impact.
As more and more folks turn towards regenerative practices throughout their lifestyle choices, permaculture-based landscape management is finding its way into an increasing number of neighborhoods with homeowners associations (HOAs).
Save for fall and winter blooming species, the lush greens and vibrant hues of spring and summer have given way to the rusty palette of browns that follows on the heels of peak leaf season color. As plants begin dormancy, the last of the leaves are dropping in droves and most flowers and grasses have long since gone to seed. Conventionally speaking, we now sit squarely in ‘fall cleanup’ season. But typical fall landscaping practices can do more harm than good.
With the effects of climate change no longer in question, homeowners should use regenerative landscaping to prepare their property for extreme weather and other expected events. Below, I’ve outlined 4 techniques to help you counteract climate change at home.
How relevant are “zones of use” in a home-scale edible landscape, where the primary goal is not necessarily productivity? But, as we live in a world that values efficiency over all else, I ask, is efficiency truly the goal?