Sustainable Landscaping
healthy lawn care
rain gardens

 

 

Richard (URI Master Gardener) & Madeline Perreault, Saunderstown, RI

What you will see!

Area 2: Back yard - this page

Rock and water garden

Composting

Area 1: Front lawn and beds - see the front yard for more on sustainable landscaping and proper lawn irrigation.

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Rock and water garden - sustainble landscaping

This creative, unique landscape is an alternative to blasting the rock and hauling in topsoil to create a lawn. Compost is used to fill rock crevices for annual flowers and groundcovers.


annual flowers and container plants add color and texture during the summer months.

stonecrop sedum, a perennial

moss phlox, a perennial is planted around natural moss, providing spring color.

Water Garden:
The rock outrcop provides an ideal setting for a water garden. Think about opportunities to be creative in your yard.

May 2005, moss phlox in bloom around rock and water garden

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The soilmaker composter: Tip 2 - recyle yard waste

This 12-cubic ft. capacity bin is ideal for composting kitchen scraps and yard waste. The design differs from traditional composting bins in that it continuously produces small batches of compost at the bottom which can be obtained from slide-up doors from the bottom. The top has a large locking lid that allows for access to turn and aerate the compost.


Area 1: Front lawn and beds - see the front yard for more on sustainable landscaping and proper lawn irrigation.

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