Sustainable Landscaping

What is Sustainable Landscaping?

Sustainable Landscaping works to design, create, and maintain beautiful, functional, and environmentally friendly gardens and green spaces. By using techniques that recycle nutrients and promote biodiversity, no chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are needed—helping to ensure the sustainability of our community and planet.

Working with nature, we create anything imaginable, including: formal vegetable and flower gardens; perennial borders; diversity-inspired mixed plantings; pollinator and native habitat promotion/restoration; permaculture-inspired food forests composed of edibles, herbs, and ornamentals; and much more. We take care of all the planting and maintenance, including watering, manual weeding, and building soil health. Harvesting, saving seed, cover crop planting, and winterizing gardens, as well as project-based jobs are also available.

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Some simple things you can do in your backyard to promote a healthier environment

  • Shred leaves in the fall and use them as mulch for your beds and borders or add them to your compost pile for use later as ‘leaf mold’
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn to add organic matter and keep nutrients on-site, or better yet add white clover to your lawn and reduce lawnmowing to three times per year (spring, when the grass starts to flower, summer, after the white clover blooms, and lastly, prior to winter.
  • Less frequent mowing and more diversity within a lawn will all but eliminate irrigation for most humid regions. In arid regions, xeriscaping is a better option than the blue grass, fescues, and rye grass species found commonly in lawns.
  • Let part of your property overgrow with naturally occurring species that provide habitat for beneficial insects and birds.

More than the specific methodologies that contribute to landscape sustainability, the intent of the landscape steward is also important. This quote from ecologist Aldo Leopold speaks to the intention behind our work:

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

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