Sustainable landscape management is an approach to creating and maintaining landscapes that are ecologically stable, safer, cost effective, and require fewer inputs than hazardous, conventional methods.
We provide as many services while servicing each property as possible to maintain sustainability. This includes blowing, not bagging, all green litter (grass clippings) back onto the turf to reapply the nitrogen and carbon back into the soil to feed the microbes who in turn feed the roots. All brown debris (pruning & leftover leaves) are transfer to a local service to be recycled into mulches & compost. Just by selecting Pampered Lawns, you are already participating in improving our planet.
SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING PRODUCE SOILS & PLANTS THAT:
- Are Disease Resistant
- Prevent Nutrient Leaching (“run-off”)
- Harvest Locked Nutrients (e.g. phosphorus, magnesium, & )
- Decompose Harmful Chemicals (e.g. toxic treatments)
- Improve Root Health
- Increase Root Depth (check out mycorrhizae)
- Improve Water Retention & Aerobic Conditions in the Soil
- Require Less Watering
- Reduce Dependence of Fertilizers
- Lower Maintenance Costs Year After Year
Sounds like a great plan, right? Well how does your community get there? We will walk you through the seven steps to better your community or professional building, not just by environmental reasons (as that is enough already), but by creating beautiful entrances, parks, medians, and even butterfly gardens. All the while, saving water and money.
So here we go…
STEPS TO SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING
- Planning & Designing
- Soil Analysis
- Appropriate Plant Selection (regional natives & drought resistant plants)
- Practical Turf Areas (even incorporating drought resistant grasses)
- Efficient Irrigation (and not watering the cement)
- Use of Mulches
- Appropriate Maintenance Practices & Programs