Make An Impact On The Planet

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | The Greenery, Inc.


As consumers become more ecologically conscious and climate change becomes an increasingly “hot” topic, we want you to know about many of the innovative sustainable strategies we employ at The Greenery, Inc.

It’s no secret that as members of the “green” industry, we have the privilege of making our world a greener, more beautiful place. Heck, it is literally in our NAME!  It’s our job to have Mother Earth in our hands most of every day. There are loads of opportunities for us to be more sustainable, from how we design landscapes, and how we work, to the tools we use. Sustainability shouldn’t create an additional burden—in fact, it should actually lessen our work. From climate change to water shortages to the increasing pollution of our air and water, we have the power to make a positive impact on the planet. Even small improvements we make today can help our waterways, communities, and, ultimately the world, become a better place for the next generation of humans AND wildlife.

UNDERSTAND HOW DESIGN AFFECTS MAINTENANCE. A professional landscape company will oversee and recommend the design and installation of plantings complimentary to your property.  At The Greenery, we can advise the best plant material indigenous to the area with a focus on visual appeal, and watering needs, including natural plantings to minimize stormwater runoff.

CONSERVE WATER. Water has become an ever more in-demand resource, particularly with parts of the western U.S. suffering extreme drought. It’s important to be mindful of water use, from the planting design to the mechanics of irrigation systems. Plants in a soggy area should have deep roots to soak up the water, and for dry areas, be sure to select drought-tolerant plants. You can also collect rainwater, as well as use a rain sensor to ensure plants are not being over-watered. At The Greenery, Inc we use the latest water-saving smart irrigation controllers. We can manage one or a thousand irrigation controllers, quickly, affordably and with ease. This technology reduces water usage and offers financial savings for our customers.

USE GREEN POWER. The Greenery is an industry leader when it comes to innovative green landscaping technology. We use state of the art robotic mowers, battery operated blowers, trimmers and weed eaters, as well as GPS tracking devices. We opt for using battery-powered tools over gas powered whenever possible since battery-powered equipment can now compete with gas-powered equipment in run times and efficiency. Battery-powered robotic mowers are the hottest development in the industry and we use them on highway mowing for safety purposes, as well as on difficult slope areas and on lagoon banks. Most robotic mowers are also significantly quieter and can operate at all hours of the day or night. This is especially beneficial in resort or residential areas that require quiet hours, such as tennis courts, swimming pools, hotel rooms and spas.

KNOW YOUR SOIL.  Our in-the-field service plans start with your soil. We can discuss testing your soil BEFORE coming up with a design and selecting plants. This will ensure an installation that is matched to the soil type and doesn’t require excavating, replacing with a non-native soil, or treating with chemicals in order to get the plants to thrive. In areas where you may have a shortage of water or no irrigation, opt for drought-resistant plants. There is nothing worse than watching your beautiful, hand-selected plants wither and die because they weren’t planted in the proper soil for them, or they didn’t get enough water.

ENCOURAGE WILDLIFE. Save the honeybees! Did you know that native plants are essential to feed native species? Utilizing native plants in your landscape will help beneficial insects, birds, and wildlife stay in balance with nature. Design plantings that will attract dragonflies to eat those pesky mosquitoes or that will attract pollinators like birds, butterflies, and bees. Additionally, more native planting can increase the water absorbed on a property, as well as encourage wildlife.