Green, Greener, Greenest

I'm trying to redo our backyard's layout. It may look like a daunting task but I'm willing to give it a go. Instead of getting new stuff, I'll try recycling some of the items and getting more recycled materials. I want our backyard to be as green as it can be. For starters, my landscape mulch will will be recycled rubber. Aside from being safe, it will help protect the soil and prevent weeds from ruining my garden. Our driveway in fact is paved with rubber. It's more durable than ordinary pavement and does not crack like concrete. Fences and flower boxes will be from used lumber. My husband had taken great pain searching for used wood.

We've recycled other things before. Banisters and our front door came from a turn-of-the-century house.  Our backyard porch's planks are floorboards of an old house too.   Even some of my husband's office ceiling frames were from a very old house. Instead of having new ones done, it would be environmentally sound to reuse things that are reusable. An environmental advocate, my husband talks the talk and walks the walk. Being green is living green. I never realized things we think have outlived their useful life can still be useful.