The History of Eco-yards™

Eco-Yards started when chemical sensitivities hindered my ability to do consulting work, which was my previous career. I had so much pent up energy that I started offering to re-do my friends yards to keep myself sane. Landscaping had already been long-time hobby of...

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Hemp Twine Lattice is Cheap, Easy and Sustainable!

We regularly install this hemp twine lattice for vines to grow up fences. Using 3/4 inch cuphooks screwed in top and bottom, evenly spaced, we string the twine along these to make a lovely pattern. When we are making these against a concrete or brick wall, we use...

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An Eco-friendly Gardener

Anne Darragh is a family physician who grew up in Calgary and has been an eco-friendly gardener here and in B.C’s Columbia Valley for 35 years. She has used companion planting, insecticidal soap, and mulches for weed control with great success. Anne is concerned about...

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To water or not to water?

While we all love warm sunny weather, there is definitely a drawback. Many of our trees and lawns get dry and thirsty since there is little natural water feeding them.To maintain a healthy root system that is the basis for a healthy tree, this is the time to start...

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