We want to assure landscapers that healthier yard practices can be offered at the same price as conventional landscaping.
We are aware that changing to more sustainable practices is a long-term process in which homeowners and landscapers both play their part.
One of the better ways to become more sustainable is to replace mechanical services with manual labor. Manual labor is more time consuming, but with less lawn and more native plantings, it is possible to offer a good service at the same price.
Homeowners that eliminate the conventional turf grass lawn can switch from a weekly service of half an hour per week to a bi-weekly, monthly or seasonal service, for the same price
Homeowners who like to keep their turf grass lawns, can switch to mulching practices, add clover and compost, and forgo pesticides and fertilization.
We love to facilitate this change, and we welcome sharing your stories: please tell us your experiences — both the good and the bad.
If you offer sustainable practices, let us know, so we can add your company to our directory and offer your services to homeowners in your area.
Early spring: prune, hand clear debris, add compost, begin planting, seeding.
Late spring: shear, plant, transplant, remove dead flower heads from bulbs.
Early summer: remove weeds, shear and deadhead to promote flowering.
Late summer: remove weeds, harvest, water where necessary.
Early fall: remove weeds, collect seeds, harvest, plant shrubs and trees
Late fall: plant bulbs, add compost and mulch and aerate where needed,
Early Winter: build and repair hardware, cover compost pile
Winter: stratify seeds, repair and sharpen equipment, take a break!