The Importance of Keeping Your Landscaping Work Green
There are a variety of benefits involved with keeping your landscaping work green, from environmental to monetary. By employing a company that is familiar with green landscaping techniques, you can ensure that your commercial property is properly cared for and the environment does not suffer.
A great deal of natural resources are lost to landscaping. The loss is even greater on a larger commercial scale. Much of this loss is due to the energy used to fuel landscaping equipment and the excess water used on lawns.
Keeping your landscaping work green is important because it helps to reduce and save many of these resources.
Reducing Water, Fertilizer and Pesticide Use
Using natural landscapes that work well in the St. Louis climate can reduce the excessive amounts of pesticides, fertilizers and water that conventional landscaping techniques typically waste. By saving on the usage, you can also save money.
Using landscaping materials that are conducive to the St. Louis area allows Pro-Lawns to significantly decrease the amount of water used in landscaping maintenance. This savings in water in turn means less pollution in stormwater runoff, reducing erosion.
Reduce Noise and Air Pollution
Green landscaping professionals stay out of hearing range as much as possible when doing commercial work, working after businesses close or during off-times so that building inhabitants are bothered as little as possible by landscaping machinery.
Mowers, blowers, trimmers, and other landscaping machinery can produce pollution that is even greater than that of a car. Using machinery minimally and making sure that machinery is new and in top condition helps reduce emissions as much as possible.
Using native plants means that not only will the quality of the air improve, but so will the health of the native animals. Pesticides are not only harmful to humans, but are lethal to the insects that make up the bottom rung of the food chain. Native plants provide food and shelter for native animal life as well, without the harm of using pesticides on non-native plant life.
Compost and Mulch
Pro-Lawns uses various mulching techniques to ensure that your landscape looks its best. Mulch not only adds to the appearance of a landscape, it also enhances the landscape from within. Using mulch can help ward off weeds and insulate soil from extreme temperature differences and the drastic changes in water retention that also result.
With mulch, much of the sold waste from landscaping that ends up in landfills is reused for good purpose.
Keeping your landscaping green helps your landscape last longer and look healthier while protecting the environment.