Yesterday I wrote about a comment thread at the 100K Leed house.
Interesting commentary thread over at this website about building a $100,000 house, following LEED requirements, and the landscaping, or lack of landscaping.
So a couple of folks have dropped over and added their opinion, and the debate goes on.
Builders—-I’m speaking in generalities here, just don’t seem to get it. Work with us landscape people, let us be part of the team, and not some last minute afterthought on some half-ass ridiculous budget.
Where we get my favorite:
Twelve shrubs, two trees, mulch and enough sod to cover the front yard.
This was the builders special of about 95% of all home builders in South Carolina in the late 80’s throught the early 00’s(oughts). If it’s changed down there; please someone, let me know.
Now I don’t know about budget on the 100K LEED house, it shouldn’t be that high, or if there is one(hope it’s not $500). But it all started when I commented quite a while back about the landscaping being added on at the end of the project.
Why not move into a nice new LEED house with a recycled paver/brick/sandstone front walk. A compostie deck in the back?
Tree properly placed for shade in the summer and sunlight in the winter. Trees and shrubs to improve habitat for our animal friends, plants the are friendly to their environment, not needing pruned with gas shears, or crazy amounts of fertilizer.
Adding great soil at the beginning and not having to tear apart badly prepared beds later on, costing time and MONEY . . . nah, why do all that.
To hell with it just put in the twelve, 2, mulch, sod and sell the damn thing.
Yes, I am getting madder as I type.
Oh, and the AIG thing . . . I’d rather not get started.