01 Jul 7 Ways Our Green Practices Lead To Better Landscapes
Our goal from the start has always been relatively simple – the right plant for the right space. This philosophy drives us forward to create Florida-friendly landscapes that are sustainable, practical, and beautiful.
But, being a green expert in a green industry also means that we are expert horticulturists. Our company is built on trained and certified experts in the areas of irrigation, landscape design, fertilization, and all facets of landscaping.
Green has a second, equally important meaning, and that is one of conservation. Conserving water, conserving resources, and conserving the environment. Using this conservation approach allows us to build lasting, sustainable landscapes for our clients.
We are proud to be a part of an industry that pushes efficiency and the use of products that are not harmful, and we’ve found many ways to utilize green materials and methods to help with those goals. These include:
- Recycled Mulch – We offer recycled mulch made from Eucalyptus and Melaleuca. These are invasive trees that have been chipped into mulch.
- Ecoborder – We can create landscape borders from Ecoborder. They are made from recycled tires and provide an attractive, long-lasting border.
- Smart Irrigation Timers – We have smart irrigation timers with EPA certified WaterSense labels. These systems can make automatic adjustments that work with area specific conditions, prevent overwatering, provide instant online feedback and more.
- Drip/Micro Irrigation – Drip irrigation systems help manage water disbursement. The water pressure on these systems are lower so they not only work more effectively, but also help prevent runoff or dispersed water. Rain barrels are another way residential yards can maximize water usage/savings.
- Education – We work with all our customers to provide education on the importance of trees and plant materials. Trees are an excellent carbon filters and can absorb as much as 50 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year. That’s approximately ONE TON of carbon per tree by the time it reaches 40 years old!
- Sustainable Practices – Sustainable practices are a stalwart of our process. They need to be reinforced daily to reduce the impact on our environment, not to mention our economy, culture and quality of life.
- Low Water and Fertilizer Requirements – Installing plant material that has very low water and fertilizer requirements have long term benefits. Sustainable practices like these need to be reinforced daily so that impacts are reduced to our economy, culture and quality of life.