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Our thoughts and passions on green roof and landscaping industries.

URBAN LANDSCAPING – Why greener cities are cooler, smarter and healthier

A recent study of Glasgow by researchers Emmanuel and Loconsole advocated that an increase in greenspace of 20% above the current level could eliminate between a third and a half of the city's expected urban heat island effect in 2050. (1) But why do we need to take action in ...

Positive environmental (and landscaping) impacts as a result of responsible irrigation

Abu Dhabi City Municipality calls for responsible use of irrigation water Last week Abu Dhabi City Municipality was hosting a 3-day business event focusing on responsible irrigation. As a result, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has called all on parties engaged in the ...

Influence of different soil supplements on water retention properties

Any growing media needs to enable the constant inflow of water, nutrients and oxygen to the plant’s roots. Substrates must anchor the plant and have certain characteristics that will promote the growth and development of plants; and they must have suitable air and water capacity.

Tip and tricks for successful tree planting in urban landscaping environments

A lot of positive effects come from planting trees in an urban environment. Planting trees can actually contribute to enjoying cleaner air, and by that contribute to a healthier life in the city, as trees absorb CO2 and produce oxygen, and also absorb pollutants like nitrogen, ...

How to set up a lush green garden / landscape design that uses a minimum of water

Everyone wants to have the greenest garden possible, all the time, especially in the summer, when the sun pulls us outside. As the terrace is an extension of the dining room, the garden opens up as extension of the living room and offers us some green shadow and shelter, as well ...

URBAN GARDENING – How it’s done

Are you living in a condo/flat and don’t have any space to grow any herbs or veggies? Don’t worry, we have many ideas on how to help. Here we provide a handful of design solutions that can be easily implemented in your kitchen or living room, on the stairs or window sill, and ...

CAD Designs for Urbanscape Landscaping system available now!

CAD (Computer Aided Design) is a combination of hardware and software computer technology that enables designers (architects, engineers, etc.) to replace manual drafting with the precision of a digital process capable of creating 2D and 3D models, drawings and plans.

Indoor / Vertical farming: More yield in small spaces and much more…

The beginning… The first known sketch of vertical farms, from Rem Koolhaas in 1909 was presented in his book Delirious New York. In it he talked about the skyscraper “as Utopian device for the production of unlimited numbers of virgin sites on a metropolitan location.” Shortly ...

Vertical farming – A solution to the growing demand for food?

But first a few words on the history of vertical farming... Before Gilbert Ellis Bailey, PhD invented the phrase “vertical farming” people lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. Actually, it all started with hanging gardens of Babylon. In ancient Rome in the year ...

Grow bacteria for a clean environment, or how the right landscaping solutions can help

Bioremediation – are you familiar with the process? Bioremediation is a waste management technique that involves using organisms to remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. Bioremediation is a treatment that uses naturally occurring organisms to break down ...
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