Sustainable Landscape Management Practices

Maintaining a landscape need not involve chemicals, equipment, or endless man hours.  Whether you are a property owner, a parks and recreation manager, or otherwise responsible for maintaining large grounds of any type, let us show you how to dramatically reduce the cost and effort associated with managing your landscape.

Storm water basins need not be mown once a week to look good.  Inexpensively transform these high-maintenance and difficult areas into beautiful bird and butterfly habitats that require less than 10% of the expense of mowing on an annual basis.

Wooded areas, family or hunting camps, or forested parks can be managed with innovative public/private partnerships that keep these areas clean and safe yet financially productive without timbering.  Woodlands can be cleaned and planted with native crop-producing plants, such as spicebush, that can be sustainably harvested for their seed or fruit.

Fallow fields or poorly-producing hayfields can be converted to wildlife habitat or native crops that thrive on unused or poor soils.  Conversion is relatively simple, harvests are sustainable, and the market value of the crop can be higher than hay is some cases.

For traditional landscapes, there are several options that can retain a clean and formal look yet reduce maintenance expenses.  Switching from annuals to showy native perennials, employing integrated pest management (IPM) techniques, using alternative mulches with recycled, composted material that improves the quality and permeability of the soil.