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Services:

 


- Landscaping Design
- Mulching
- Pruning

- Native Plantings

- Rain Garden Installation

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Landscaping with Native Plants
 

The use of native plants in landscaping is a celebration of our natural heritage and an awakening of a land ethic first expressed by Aldo Leopold, the father of wildlife conservation. 

 

Using native plants contributes to the health and often the restoration of an ecosystem. Landscaping with natives in an urban setting helps restore the character of the land and places fewer demands on our natural resources. 

 

Benefits of Native Plants?
  • Hardy and should withstand regional weather extremes.

  • Promotes the conservation of natural resources.

  • Provide food and shelter for native wildlife. 

  • Inspire a 'sense of place' and pride in our mountain communities.

  • Prevent future invasive plant introductions.

 

 

 

 

Implementing Raingardens in the Landscape

 

Backyard raingardens are a fun and relatively inexpensive way to improve water quality and enhance the beauty of your yard or business, while managing stormwater. The mix of compost, sand, soil, and native plants captures, cools, and filters runoff berfore it enters our streams and rivers. 

 

Benefits of a Raingarden?
  • Raingardens temporally hold, filter and cool stormwater runoff.

  • Processes such as ion exchance, volitization, adsprbition, and evapotransporation, remove pollutants from runoff. 

  • Microorganisms in raingardens breakdown pollutants, such as petroleum based solvents.

  • Infiltration in raingardens reduces the velocity of runoff and helps prevent flooding.

  • Raingardens add value to your business or residence. 

Xeriscape Alternatives
  • Remove turf completely and replace with low maintenanece perrennials, plants, shrubs, trees and groundcover (intial cost may be high but over time you will reduce your carbon footprint, reduce costs from mower use/repair or paying someone to mow your lawn every week).

  • Plant a raised garden or edible landscape that gives you much more than "green space". Allowing you to harvest your own fruits and veggies just outside your door.

Walking the walk- Environmental Stewardship

 

"Environmental stewardship is the responsibility for environmental quality shared by all those whose actions affect the environment"(www.epa.gov).

 

“We shall never achieve harmony with the land, anymore than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.” (Aldo Leopold)

 

I believe that every little bit helps, and I strive to be a better steward, by oferring the following services: