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We’re very excited to announce that we’re now a partner and supporter of the St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home native landscaping program. Also known as naturescaping, its practices can help lower your water and other utility bills, improve water quality in the region, restore habitat for birds and butterflies, and provide the opportunity to experience […]
Is your garden being good to Mother Earth? In light of our recent involvement with the Sustainable Backyard Tour, we’ve decided to dig-up a few techniques to help ensure that your garden is as green as can be. Gain confidence in compost. Instead of throwing out those forgotten leftovers, feed Mother Earth! Not only are […]
This week is set to break records for high temperatures that spell disaster for your luscious lawn. In addition to these record highs, St. Louis is experiencing a moderate drought meaning your grass is getting toasted. It’s important that you take adequate care of your lawn to keep it healthy throughout the year. There really […]
This Sunday, June 24th, The Sustainable Backyard Tour takes place all over St. Louis from 11 AM to 4 PM. Here at the Brightside St. Louis Demonstration Garden we’ve been pruning and watering in preparation for the event; stop by and check out our garden. In addition to what we have on display, more than […]
Porous Concrete. Seems like two words that probably shouldn’t go together (unless you like bad concrete). Not anymore, however! This nifty little substance is a great example of how environmental awareness can walk hand in hand with pragmatic efficiency. The beauty of porous concrete is just that – it is porous, allowing rainwater to run […]
Blue star (more formally known as Amsonia tabernaemontana) is now starting to bloom in the butterfly garden area of the Brightside Demonstration Garden. Its attractive, star-like flowers are a great source of nectar for butterflies. This link from the Missouri Botanical Garden will help you learn more about this fantastic landscaping plant. It’s low maintenance, only requires an […]