- Planting trees and shrubs to provide shade and help lower energy costs
- Plant native or adaptive species that require less (or no) water
- Use friendly fertilizers (like Greenette's worm poop)
- Use maintenance methods that reduce carbon emissions (i.e. rake versus leafblower)
- Use drip irrigation instead of spray
- Use timed or sensor-driven irrigation systems
- Use harvested rainwater
Oh, and not only is it good for the environment: the study indicates that green landscapes can be good for your wallet too!