As a property owner, your landscape not only affects you, but those around you as well. If you are seeking the support of your community and project approval, it can help to create an environmentally friendly landscape design. Here are some ways you can invest in landscaping while remaining environmentally friendly.
Create a Diverse Landscape
A diverse landscape is a more stable landscape. Try to layer different plant types and colors throughout the year. If one species goes dormant, the others will be active.
Utilize Plants Native to the Area
Native plants, of course, are the most sustainable. These are plants that can enter the ecosystem with little to no problems. You do not have to go 100 percent native, but including native plants can be very beneficial.
Create Habitats for Bees and Butterflies
An environmentally-friendly landscape creates a home for pollinators! Choose plants that provide a healthy habitat for bees and butterflies. This will also help to support other species such as birds.
Installing an irrigation system can keep your landscape healthy and beautiful while also helping the environment. Irrigation systems allow your lawn and plants to get the water they need without overwatering and wasting water.
Consider Seasonal Plantlife
If you want your landscape to appear beautiful all year round then it helps to have different plant types and other seasonal design elements. Bulbs, groundcovers, and perennials can complement your shrubs and trees.
When you work on a landscaping project, you can continue to pay extra attention to your property’s carbon footprint. To find out more about commercial landscaping and your options, consult with Heritage Landscape by calling 816-307-2004 or emailing us today!