The first question you probably have as you read the title of this is, “What is a sustainable landscape design?” A sustainable landscape design evaluates every aspect of the landscape with the goal to reduce your negative environmental impact, while including features that are beneficial to the natural world and beautiful at the same time. Sustainable landscapes are responsive to the environment, regenerative, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Sustainable landscapes sequester carbon, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and create value through significant economic, social and environmental benefits. As you think about implementing a new landscape in your commercial property, considering its sustainability should be at the forefront of your mind, and here are three reasons why.
Water conservation is a hot topic in Texas, a state that is known for sustained drought years. The more we design landscapes with water conservation in mind, the better off our communities are. In a perfect world, all landscaping would require zero- to very little irrigation – all of which would come from Mother Nature.
We’ll install smart water management systems in accordance with the needs of your turf and plants. Timed irrigation systems adjusted for rainfall – or lack of it – keeps properties hydrated exactly as necessary without wasting water.
Reducing the amount of maintenance required for commercial landscaping doesn’t just reduce costs. By cutting back on the number of visits from landscaping crews, a business owner also frees up more of their budget to handle other important issues.
Regaining a few more dollars to spend on revenue-driving tasks will be worth the cost and effort of transitioning to a green landscape in the long-term.
Increased Partnerships and Patronage
Businesses that make a commitment to sustainable operations are often respected by the Earth-conscious community for their efforts. When “going green” is a genuine effort to reduce waste and preserve nature’s resources, rather than a trendy marketing angle, the effort is sure to gain positive attention from potential new clients and customers.
Shoppers and fellow business owners alike are looking for partners who value the environment just as much as they do. Having sustainable landscapes on their properties is a great way for businesses to prove their commitment to those shared values.
If you have any landscaping needs; commercial or residential, or in regards to the topic of this blog, don’t hesitate to give our team at Carruthers Landscaping a call at (972) 620-9560.