Gorgeous Green Homes
View a slide show of homes that are as nice to the planet as they are beautiful. From HGTV's Red, Hot and Green special presentation.
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For the yard makeover, Carter Oosterhouse replaced the lawn with gravel to cut down on watering, reduce the need for chemical fertilizer and eliminate the need to fire up a gas-burning lawnmower. Most of the plants are indigenous to the area, ensuring a low-maintenance landscape.
This decking material is a sustainably harvested tropical hardwood called ipe. Ipe is strong and naturally resistant to rot, weather and termites.