HGO Garden Maintenance

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HGO’s garden maintenance program has grown a lot in 2017! We love being entrusted with beautiful garden spaces, both commercial and residential, and have added REI’s downtown flagship store to our regular schedule!

Our focus this year has been on replacing traditional lawns with more sustainable alternatives. Did you know that gas powered mowing makes up 5% of U.S. air pollution?

“… the EPA estimates that over 17 million gallons of fuel, mostly gasoline, are spilled each year while refueling lawn equipment. That’s more than all the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez, in the Gulf of Alaska. In addition to groundwater contamination, spilled fuel that evaporates into the air and volatile organic compounds spit out by small engines make smog-forming ozone when cooked by heat and sunlight.”

The sky’s the limit in terms of alternatives to lawns – berry gardens, veggie beds, and rain gardens have long been a focus of ours. But now we’re also looking at mowable meadows, clover fields, and native grasses.

If you are sick of your lawn and want to try something fun that can have an environmental impact give us a call!

And if you need ongoing support with taking care of your gardens, or a one-time clean-up to get things looking tidy we’re there for that too!

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