Let our experts design a beautiful landscape that is also sustainable. Oh yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too! These 3 environmentally friendly landscaping ideas show you how.
When we talk about sustainable vegetation, we’re talking about established plants – bringing back native vegetation that can naturally find an equilibrium with the environment. Plants that evolved in our region bring many advantages. Since they’re adapted to the soil, air quality, and volume of rain, they require less fertilizer, pesticides, and water. And sustainable vegetation – wildflowers, flowering and fruiting shrubs, natural grasses – can be readily manicured to fit with any landscape.
A move to sustainable vegetation doesn’t require you to tear out all the exotic plants on your property; if they’ve been around for more than a year, they are already integral to existing natural processes in your yard. All we have to do is integrate the native plants.
Reusable garden materials
A commitment to environmentally friendly landscaping extends to reusable materials. One of the most popular reusable garden materials is natural stone.
Natural stone is a strong design element used to create visually stunning landscapes. Simple yet beautiful stone fire pits, for example, can be built to last a lifetime, and stone retaining walls can add drama to your exterior look. Natural stone is also the perfect choice for outdoor entertaining areas, staircases, and inviting walkways. When you want to change out your walkway, you can reuse your stones again, and again.
Sprinklers should be run in the morning when the air is cooler and less evaporation will occur. Our sprinkler systems run on a timer that accounts for sunrise and shifting seasons. In humid summer climates, watering at night can facilitate diseases because the water sits on the plants through the night. A timed system will eliminate this possibility completely. Automatic sprinklers will deliver water only to the areas that need it, in the amount needed, and during time of the day when water savings are greatest.
Ready to go truly green? Contact Mountview Landscaping for a quote on any of the services you require today.