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To improve sustainability in your company you might need to replace some of the old practices with new, more sustainable practices. Some of these sustainable practices require more manual work. This will not always be welcomed and discussion might be needed in order to find the best way to implement these more sustainable practices. We think the next changes should be possible to make over time, without too much effort.
For lawn maintanance: Replace old and inefficient gasoline powered engines and power tools with electric ones.
Electric equipment has made great progress, and performs comparable to gas-powered equipment.
Mulching, Areation And Composting
replace leaf blowing with leaf mowing/mulching and replace pesticide use with mulching, aeriation and edging
For seasonal service in spring:
For seasonal service in summer:
For seasonal service in fall:
Offer grass re-seeding.
Communication With Homeowners
If your client already loves the look of a natural looking garden, you will have no problem implementing sustainable changes, but if homeowners prefer their yard to look clean and formal, you can suggest to have a small part of the property cleaned and designed in a way that satisfies their need for order.
Explain that the look of a less perfect lawn can be compensated. Good hedges, well maintained shrubs and clean edging can give a property formality. Ornamental grasses and shrubs, strategically placed in natural flowerbeds, can also create a sense of order and symmetry.
More Knwoledge Through The Internet
On the internet you will be able to find all the information in order to become a more environmentally friendly company. We like to hear from you what works and what doesn't, so we can help each other to make a succesful transition.
Accreditation Courses In Organic Landscaping
If you are interested in becoming a certified organic landscaper, or ould you like to be promoted for healthy prctices by our organization? Visit the following links:
Are you interested in obtaining a free mulching certificate? click here
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