Your Yard Has the Power to Reduce Pollution!

Our maintenance team takes great care to gently maintain the gardens entrusted to them, by using permaculture-inspired methods and hand tools as often as possible. When larger equipment is required, they use rechargeable battery pack blowers and mowers for everything from yard clean-ups and one-time projects to regular maintenance.
Every garden visited deserves the careful but efficient care our team provides, and they work hard to leave each space better than it was upon arrival.

before after garden cleanup
 
Did you know that lawn care is a contributor to pollution in ways you’d never expect? Plantsman, designer, writer and lecturer Dan Hinkley provides us with some startling facts:
 
54 million Americans currently mow on a regular basis (each weekend), using 800 million gallons of gasoline per year.
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One gas mower consumes as much gas during use as 11 cars driving for 1 hour at 55mph.

Totalling more than the Exxon Valdez spill (10.8 million US gallons), lawn mowing unintentionally causes about 17 million gallons of gas spillage per year. Yikes!
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There are so many ways we can begin to decrease these statistics and work on reducing pollutants in the air right now. Education and awareness are huge steps. We love turning this knowledge into preventative action everday as we work in gardens and install new features into yardscapes that work with the environment rather than against it.

 
Contact us today to find out how you can make your space more sustainable, whether than means regular maintenance, or one-time changes that will transform your home and surrounding area.

 
This rain garden is an amazing functional centerpiece to this backyard.
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