Recent events have left many people with an increased awareness of our collective impact on the environment. People are starting to look into sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternatives from everything to food to personal care products to even housing on a larger scale. Did you know, however, that there are a number of tricks and tips which can help make your landscape design more environmentally-friendly? To learn more about a truly green landscape that aligns not only with your tastes but with your ideals, read on.
Incorporate Native Plants Into Your Landscape Design
You can find lists of native plants through your local government environmental agency or through your local horticultural association. While you should not rule out all exotic plants entirely, going at least partially local has a number of environmentally-friendly benefits. Plants that are already well established in your community and surroundings will help to cross-support soil biology and insect and animal life. You will also know that these plants are already suited to your environment, which will help them flourish.
Diverse Landscaping Is Environmentally-Friendly Landscaping
While it is important to utilize native plants heavily in your landscaping, it is far more important to use more than one type of native plant. In fact, choosing only one or two types of plants and covering your grounds with them will not create a healthy natural balance. Plant diversity is what creates stability within the environment as a whole, and this does not stop at your landscaping. Diversity will create a sustainable landscape with year round colorful and vibrant plants that can live to their healthiest and most beautiful potential.
Incorporate Bee And Butterfly Habitats Into Your Landscaping
Bees and Butterflies are major pollinators which play a critical role in the life cycle of plants. These important insects are also struggling to survive at the moment. Making your landscaping bee and butterfly friendly can play a large role in helping to maintain their communities, which affects creatures along the entire food chain.
Get in Touch With Pinehurst Landscape Company
At Pinehurst Landscape Company, we value the craftsmanship of artisan stonework and custom garden design. With over 50 years of experience in landscape design, we’ve learned how to tread the delicate balance between functional and stylish Our award-winning garden designers are committed to working one-on-one with you to create a comprehensive design that thoughtfully attends to your personal needs and individual tastes. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! If you like our work, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google+.