Talk With Your Landscaper

Many of us have help with our yards including weekly mowing, seasonal clean-up and planting

Most employees of landscaping companies are hard working, they make many hours doing physically demanding work. But often they have very limited knowledge of horticulture. They are maintenance technicians, rather than landscapers. Most of them are unaware that their practices are not only unhealthy for our yards, but are unhealthy for them as well.

 

Healthier yards are good for us and for the landscapers. Talk with your landscaper and let them know that you want a healthier yard. Don’t take “no” or “it won’t work” for an answer. These practices do work and all our recommendations are based on science and best practices.

We are working on a program together with landscapers to improve knowlege about more sustainable practices, so don’t hesistate to direct your landscapers to our sources.

Ask your landscaper to mow over the leaves instead of blowing them and to stop using pesticides. If your landscaper opposes these simple steps, we recommend you look for a company willing to work in this way. Click here for a brochure with information about leaf blowing. Spanish version coming soon.

If you would like to connect with a company that already uses sustainable practices in our area, please following this link (Coming Soon)

 

Click here for more tips on having a Healthy Yard and follow our Healthy Yards Facebook Page.