As we learn more about the need to protect our planet’s natural resources, an increased awareness of sustainable companies and their importance has been building. Meanwhile, the demand for attractively designed gardens and green spaces has seen a similar surge in popularity. Accordingly, there has been an upswing in the popularity of sustainable landscaping companies. These organisations pride themselves on prioritising the environment whilst building and renovating green spaces to showcase the beauty of nature.
What is a Sustainable Landscaping Company?
Landscaping companies have been operating for hundreds of years but, traditionally, they have focussed on ornamental designs. While these may be attractive, the end product is not enshrined in nature. And, in the modern age, development projects which fail to tap into contemporary concerns about the environment, are proving unpopular with the public.
A sustainable landscaping company, however, will make sure that nature is at the heart of every project. And, most importantly, they will use a combination of designs, plant selections and landscaping practices which minimise negative impacts on the environment and maximise the value on offer. This approach may mean that landscaping projects take longer to complete, but the peace of mind that this sustainable approach delivers is worth the wait.
What are the Benefits of a Sustainable Landscaping Company?
If you’re yet to be convinced that a sustainable landscaping company is for you, then it’s crucial that you familiarise yourself with their benefits:
- Better for the environment: every project taken on by a sustainable landscaping company will have the environment at the forefront of its plans. This is achieved by a reliance on local and renewable materials, using only native plants and ensuring that the local wildlife is supported. Not only does this reduce the project’s carbon footprint, but it allows the green space to thrive naturally and reduce the risk of outside influences – such as unfamiliar wildlife – disturbing the project’s natural ecosystem.
- Less maintenance: thanks to the natural approach of sustainable landscapers, green spaces that they have curated should be better equipped to support themselves. For example, a garden which has been designed to contain native plants and wildlife, is unlikely to face population problems or introduce diseases to the environment. This ensures that the green space can flourish with minimal input.
- Less chemicals: the organic nature of sustainable landscaping moves away from harsh chemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers. Instead, healthy soil is developed through the use of local fertilisers – such as compost – which preserve the balance of a green space’s ecosystem and allow it to sustain itself. And remember: chemicals have the potential to damage not only a garden’s health, but also that of those who visit it.
- Peace of mind: a garden which adheres to environmentally friendly practices, and has a strong set of green credentials, can provide a strong sense of wellbeing to its owners. These local contributions may seem minor, but as a collective they can make a significant contribution to the wider environment. It’s an important topic to be involved with and one which a sustainable landscaping company can help you get started with.
For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak to one of our sustainable landscaping experts.