What you need to know?

Is it possible to have beautiful lawns, lush landscapes, environmentally friendly lawns without pests? Yes! This is not only possible, but relatively easy if you follow this simple Green Landscape method.

Always Green Landscaping is another term for sustainable or ecological gardening, which includes creating landscaping and gardens that take care of nature. Reduce air, soil and water pollution and protect surrounding ecosystems. Here are 5 eco-friendly tips for a lush green landscape. 

Go Native

Native plants are naturally better adapted to the climate and soil conditions of the Pacific Northwest and have natural defenses against native pests. Native or locally adapted plant species require less care and water, so they can survive and thrive without the need for fertilizers, pesticides, or other chemical additives. 

Native plants are also better suited to protect natural ecosystems and support local wildlife, birds, and pollinators. If you’re not sure how to use native plants to achieve your desired landscape aesthetic, our design team has years of experience and can help you with creative, sustainable solutions.

Secondary to the original is the smart fit. Know your garden, the variety of sun and shade throughout the year, your soil type and how well it dries, and plant accordingly. Your landscape will develop more easily with less maintenance and less water. Consider growing perennials instead of annuals, as they usually require less water. Another smart choice for water. Grass adds layering and visual interest to the landscape. Another consideration is soil cover, which can cover large areas, reduce weeds, prevent erosion, and stabilize slopes. 

Do not plant during the peak of the dry season or during the summer when water use is highest. Spring and autumn are good times to plant when there is no danger of frost but the temperatures are still cool and there is plenty of rainfall.

Use Mulch

Mulching acts as a natural weed barrier, reduces water loss, reduces the spread of soil pathogens, and promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the soil around plants. Reduces the need for herbicides and pesticides. Healthy flowering plants are less susceptible to pests and diseases. Mulching also minimizes soil erosion and regulates soil temperature. We recommend spreading organic mulch 2 to 3 inches thick evenly around and between plants. You must also add at least 2 inches of new cover each year. This is a service that we provide as part of a planned landscaping service.

Amend the Soil

All healthy plants, including trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns, need nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. Native plants may be suitable for local conditions, but this does not mean that soil conditions are always optimal. In fact, they rarely walk without a little help. For a flourishing and healthy landscape, the soil must provide essential nutrients such as nitrogen, which supports the growth of leaves and stems. 

Phosphorus, which is important for root growth; Potassium to improve the general condition of plants. Soil improvement with organic fertilizers and compost improves the condition and structure of the soil, allowing plants to get the nutrients they need. Not sure what you need for your gender or how to change it? Everything is fine. We are here to help. Oriental landscape

Be Water-Wise

One of the easiest things you can do to create a greener landscape is to use an efficient irrigation system that minimizes water wastage. Install sprinkler systems with sensors that can assess moisture and adjust it as needed. Check the system regularly to make sure there are no leaks, that plants do not go beyond the sprinklers, and that sidewalks, driveways, or sidewalks are not watered unnecessarily.

 Small adjustments can make a big difference. Installing a drip system is another effective way to water plants directly without wasting water. Home irrigation is our specialty and we are happy to help you determine your water needs, design and install the best system for your garden, or test your existing irrigation system and make any necessary repairs.

Utilize Hardscapes

Rigid landscapes such as rocks, retaining walls, pavers, and even gravel paths not only enhance your landscape with visual appeal and functionality, but also offer sustainable solutions to your landscaping challenges without the need for watering, fertilizing, or mowing. Rigid landscaping, such as paths and patios, reduce water use by reducing the size of lawns. 

Retaining walls and walls contribute to soil erosion and slope stabilization, and can also create flat areas or terraces on hills or slopes. Durable materials in sustainable designs, such as permeable paving materials that allow water to seep into the ground; Alternatively, recovered recycled materials can help reduce our environmental footprint and provide a more sustainable approach.

Spring is just around the corner, and now is the time to evaluate your garden and see what you can do to create a lush, blooming eco landscape. In an oriental landscape