Building Inside Nature’s Envelope: How New Construction and Land Preservation Can Work Together

Andy Wasowski, Sally Wasowski, Darrel G. Morrison


Oxford University Press

Publication Date:

December 14, 2000


Landscaping, Regional

This book presents the concept of nature’s envelope, showing not only how construction can be managed in harmony with it, but also how homeowners and builders can save money while preserving natural resources. The authors argue that traditional landscaping practices are harmful to the environment and unsustainable in the long run. They advocate for a new approach to gardening that works with nature, not against it. The book provides practical advice on how to create a low-maintenance, sustainable garden that is both beautiful and beneficial to the environment.