Many businesses are looking for ways to be more sustainable. One way is to incorporate a landscape that has little to no impact on the environment. Even better, one that actually improves it! By selecting plants that require little to no maintenance and minimal water requirements, you will add both sustainable and aesthetic benefits to your property.
But how can selecting certain plants help your property while also benefit the environment? Here are a few examples.
- Protect and maintain the trees on your property. The bigger trees on your property offer so much value. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also offer shade, help reduce blood pressure, produce oxygen, and help to reduce carbon dioxide and other airborne pollutants. They also offer a financial benefit too. Commercial and retail spaces with tree-lined areas will actually see an increase in sales from consumers.
- Adding rain gardens or Bioswales to your property using drought-tolerant native plants will ensure minimal maintenance is needed and will also help to reduce wasteful water runoff.
- Plants that require significant amounts of water to look their best can be replaced with drought-tolerant or native plants. Many of these native or drought-tolerant plants can add amazing colors and textures to your landscape while conserving water and reducing the carbon footprint of your landscape.
Selecting the right native plants for your landscape will ensure its long long-term sustainability. Taking it one step further, we can incorporate recycled materials into the hardscape elements on your property Finding ways to recycle water and reduce runoff will all help in improving and protecting the environment.
We, as landscape professionals, understand the importance of sustainability and are always looking for new ways to improve upon it. Let us help your property meet your goals for a more eco-friendly operation. Our Sykesville, MD landscape professionals will design a landscape plan that will not only improve your property aesthetically but will also help to protect the environment.