What You Can Do
Ways to decrease your impact
As a property owner there are many things an individual can do to help restore local wildlife, improve air quality, and protect water resources. Here are several products and services we provide to help property owners lead a sustainable life:
Storm Water Management:
Rain gardens capture rain water and provide a great environment for native plants and wildlife.
Landscapes prides itself in its integrated approach to solving storm water issues. Rain gardens, bioswales, permeable surfaces, rain barrels, infiltration wells and harvesting systems can all be incorporated and interchanged depending on the size of the property. These systems work together to capture, filter and infiltrate storm water to minimize run off.
Incorporating Native Plantings:
Native plants are better adapted to the local environmental conditions; being less stressed, using less water and being less susceptible to diseases and pests. This provides value to the homeowner as less maintenance will be needed to keep their landscape thriving. Native plants also attract local wildlife such as birds and butterflies by providing food and shelter.
High levels of nutrients from run off feeds an algae bloom.
Over use of fertilizers in the residential setting has raised concern about the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams. Phosphorus, a major contributor to freshwater algae blooms, has been eliminated from our lawn fertilization program. Having an understanding of what type of fertilizer is needed; a soil test (done every 2-4 years pending on soil type) is done to determine the current nutrient levels. This minimizes unnecessary fertilization and prevents high levels of nutrients from entering our water ways.
Contact Us if you would like to decrease your impact on our environment.