If your clients (or you yourself) are not yet convinced about the values of sustainable, earth-friendly landscaping, then head over to the new, free, animated site put up by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Aside from case studies of sustainable projects of all sizes, from university campuses to suburban back yards and green roofs, the site includes six animations that show you exactly what happens when you install sustainable elements in the landscape.
ASLA president Jonathan Mueller explains that few people outside the design profession understand how sustainable techniques actually work or why they are beneficial. "This new resource will serve as Sustainable Design 101 for students and teachers alike by explaining complex environmental systems in a clear, understandable format," he says.
I predict that aside from students and teachers, homeowners and many people in the landscaping world will find it beneficial as well.