A set of guiding principles for preparing any lot for a happy, healthy, and lower maintenance future.
This underground water storage tank is a long-term solution to save money and water, reduce risk of basement flooding, and contribute to the health of our Great Lakes waterways.
This off-street parking design holds two vehicles with extra room for a lawn—great for sharing with a neighbor who also needs parking.
A collection of spreading groundcovers that can be planted over your entire lot, or planted and maintained as distinct paisley patches.
Embrace the poor quality rocky soils of commercial lots in Detroit with this mix of succulents in a range of painterly colors and textures.
Reduce drainage fees, manage dust, and enhance the identity of your commercial corridor with this colorful and fragrant edge-maker.
Neighborhood-friendly tapestry of small and large trees reduces mowing maintenance and creates energy savings.
A floral landscape that stabilizes lead in the soil while registering your household caffeine levels.
Improve soil quality on your bald lot with this suite of low cost and low maintenance groundcovers.
Temporary planting scheme improves soil health, prepares your lot for what's next.
This maple tree mix creates beautiful shade, fall color, and offers routes to wealth creation over time.
Photo © Ernst Conservation Seeds
Very affordable mix of warm and cold season grasses provides habitat and nesting grounds for birds.
Photo CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Peter Gorman
Photo CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Pat Dumas