Sustainable Landscapes

Strategies to Increase Sustainability

  • Limit site run off
  • Soil protection
  • Soil Improvement

Maintenance Phase

  • Plant material maintenance
  • Minimize green waste
  • Select the right size plant
  • Don’t remove grass clippings
  • Compost when possible

Irrigation systems selection

  • Plant requirements (age, time of year)
  • Soil type (Infiltration rate, water holding capacity)
  • Irrigation zones
  • Weather based controllers
  • Poor design = poor result

Steps To A Sustainable Landscape

  • Conserving water
  • Eliminate Chemical Use
  • Reduce Landfill Waste
  • Water slowly
  • Plant Native Plants
  • Create a water source
  • Focus on Improving your soil with organic matter