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Green Landscaping

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASandswept models how to make a yard greener with simple green landscaping ideas! Use rainwater for irrigation and use native, drought tolerate plants that need less water to begin with. Create a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Here’s what we did…

Collecting Rain Water

Rain barrels capture rainwater that can be reused in the garden,  reducing the city’s storm runoff costs which might keep utility bills lower in the future.


A xeriscape does not require supplemental irrigation, using drought tolerant and native plants that need little watering. Irrigation is designed to avoid losing water to evaporation and run-off.

Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat

The grounds around Sandswept are a Backyard Wildlife Habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The majority of plants here either  provide food, water & shelter for wildlife or attract & support birds, butterflies & hummingbirds. To make your yard a Backyard Wildlife Habitat,  visit the National Widlife Federation’s site on wildlife habitat.