Living Green in Needham

Sustainable Landscaping

A Healthy Yard for All Creatures Great and Small

Suburban yards are not only places of respite and relaxation — they can also make a contribution to biodiversity and wildlife protection. This section of Living Green discusses how to have an attractive garden that is beautiful in the most profound sense — a natural space that is safe and healthy for people and  for wildlife — a place where pollinators are protected, resources are conserved, and carbon emissions are lowered.  A sustainable yard works in harmony with nature and is free of pesticides.  Want to hire a sustainable landscaper – check out our list.

Explore Living Green in Needham for information on these topics and more!

Flowering Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Flowering Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Learn how your garden and yard can help the planet. Choose native plants and shrubs that better support the insects and soil of Needham...
Protecting Pollinators with a Non-Toxic Yard

Protecting Pollinators with a Non-Toxic Yard

They are perhaps Earth’s most unsung heroes: the bees, butterflies, wasps, flies, and other organisms that maintain balanced ecosystems and thus the health of our food supply through pollination...
Lawns and Groundcovers

Lawns and Groundcovers

The possibilities are endless once you stop thinking of lawns as a necessity. You can turn large areas of lawn that are unused for recreation into wonderful garden beds filled with trees, shrubs...
Saving Water and Improving Soil

Saving Water and Improving Soil

Read Joanne Neale's "Lazy Gardener's Method For Making a New Garden Bed" and learn how you can easily improve the soil and water in your garden...

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