Sustainable gardens include these practices:
Soil: Whether you are building a new landscape or renovating an existing one, it is an opportunity to improve the soil. We accomplish this by adding compost while planting and mulch after the planting and irrigation are completed. These simple steps can add organic material and nutrients to the soil which in turn can reduce the need for fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Plants: By choosing the right plant for the right place, the chances of success are improved. Locating plants in the correct sun exposure and in a space where they can grow to their natural size, fosters plant health and reduces the need for constant pruning, which in turn reduces maintenance costs. We work closely with you to create a planting palette that incorporates your color and foliage preferences with the overall design objectives.
Irrigation: Landscapes consume a large portion of our water, so it is important to install the most efficient irrigation system as possible. We install both sub-surface drip and over-head spray systems either as a renovation or new construction. We also install automatic irrigation controllers that operate based on actual weather. By doing this, water consumption can be reduced. These controllers also provide helpful reports for water management. In addition to smart controllers, we can install a backflow preventer to protect the house water from contamination, flow sensors to measure water usage and master valves to protect against accidental water leakage.