submitted by Nanci Angle, Senior Manager, Lawrence Landscapes, Inc., www.lawrencelandscapes.com
“Going Green” is no longer a trend…it’s the best practice.
It’s the best of both worlds – plan a beautiful, functional personal space while becoming stronger and more effective stewards of our environment.
From choosing plantings that don’t require pesticides to landscapes that control and filter rainfall, you can choose to be a responsible citizen as you enhance your surroundings that give you so much pleasure.
Find a team that can create extraordinary outdoor kitchens, patios, and walkways in simple and elegant or natural and casual designs.
Someone who has longevity in the business can work magic on your lawn and landscape no matter what style you have in mind.
The maintenance/landscape crew should plan out effective cleanup, pruning and treatments that work, utilizing the rule “rethink, recycle and reuse” what has been given to them and incorporate new plantings that compliment your home’s surroundings.
By utilizing organic practices, from lawn care to effectively repelling ticks, mosquitoes, and Japanese beetles while enhancing your surroundings with plants that encourage the “good bugs” that over time will take care of your yard by itself.
Time your plantings for the fall when it’s most effective, and maintain your home during the spring, summer and fall so you can relax and enjoy your pesticide-free landscape without any fear of poisoning your children and pets.
An experienced landscaping crew can provide custom patios, walkways, rain gardens and estate maintenance – do your research to ensure you’re placing your surroundings in trustworthy and well-equipped hands.