Choosing organic land care respects the natural environment of the world we all share. A healthy, organic landscape is based on the health of the soil that supports all of the plant life growing within it, and all of the creatures, animals and insects depending upon it for survival and long-term sustainability.
Organic landscaping focuses on working within the natural environment, building the health of the soil, conserving water, minimizing air and soil pollution and creating a healthy place to live, work and play.
It is the right choice if you are looking for landscape elements that require the least amount of inputs and maintenance, and if you want to work as a partner with the natural conditions of your property.
Organic = High Quality, State-of-the Art
Organic land care means beautiful, artistic landscape design with an eye towards longevity. It means incredible state-of-the-art construction of pleasing water elements woven amongst comfortable patios and graceful outdoor living environments. It means thoughtfully accenting your property’s sensual hills and valleys with gorgeous plantings that enhance your lifestyle. It also means infusing your property with beauty and grace as Nature intended.
Thousands upon thousands of acres in New England and beyond are cared for organically, significantly reducing the negative impacts of toxic chemical and pesticide use including air pollution, water pollution and disease. As more and more land care companies choose organic methods, the world will become a healthier place and all life will benefit.
Organic Methods Save Money
From a practical standpoint, organic land care also saves money in the long run, because once established, a healthy organic landscape with a diverse array of plants and healthy soil won’t require as much maintenance to keep it looking beautiful. Instead, organic land care steps back a bit, allowing nature to grow and flourish the way it is meant to. We then edit this natural flow, steered by the client’s overall goals.
The How-To of Organic Land Care
The first step of an organic system is to eliminate the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers.
Toxic chemicals don’t stay where you apply them.
A commonly believed myth is that synthetic chemicals stay where you spray them – the opposite is true. Runoff from synthetic lawn fertilizers leach into stormwater drains, contaminating streams, rivers and water supplies. Herbicide applications go directly into the soil beneath a grassy lawn, killing healthy soil microorganisms as well as the unwanted weeds. Synthetic fertilizers also comprise one of the highest sources of nitrogen released into the environment, which has been directly linked to global warming.
Organic landscaping protects pets, children and adults from pesticide exposure.
Long-term effects of pesticides and what is sometimes called “cosmetic pesticide use” can cause chemical sensitivities, allergies, respiratory problems, reproduction problems, liver and kidney issues and cancer in pets and humans.
There are many articles, documented cases and scientific reviews of pesticides negatively affecting human health in terms of breast cancer, endocrine disruption, childhood cancer, male reproductive disorders and birth defects.
Why take a chance with synthetic chemicals and conventional thinking about the landscapes on your property?
Organic land care approaches design, construction and maintenance with an eye towards the health and well-being of all creatures in the world we share. It is the better choice!