November 4, 2020

How Your Commercial Landscape Can Lower Your Carbon Footprint

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Commercial landscaping is a critical part of making sure your property is in great condition and giving a great first impression to every customer. Beyond the superficial and business benefits of a well-maintained commercial landscape, commercial landscaping can also help to lower your carbon footprint.

How Your Landscape Can Help the Environment

  1. Using Native Plants: This helps the environment surrounding your business, as they are already adapted to your climate and provide food and pollen to the insects and animals already living in the area. When you use native plants, you also need to use less fertilizer and water to keep them in great condition, which lowers the amount of natural resources required to maintain it.
  2. Adding Mulch to Increase Moisture: Adding a thin layer of mulch (wood chips, grass clippings, leaves, other mulch) can lock in moisture, which also conserves resources and decreases the amount of water that your landscape needs. Mulch will keep your soil moist and also insulate the soil from the summer sun or the winter chill. JFC Grounds Maintenance can assist with finding the right type of mulch for you and using it throughout your landscape.
  3. Save the Clippings: While some companies choose not to do so for aesthetic reasons, leaving the grass clippings behind can fertilize the lawn with critical nutrients and cut down on artificial fertilizer. The grass clippings that are cut off when your lawn is mowed are packed with vitamins and encourage the thatch layer on the base of your lawn to stay healthy. If you don’t leave the grass clippings on the lawn, you can also choose to place them in a compost bin where they will turn to fertilizer over time.

Fall Yard Care and Maintenance from JFC Grounds Maintenance

Ready to take better care of your lawn or commercial landscape? Are you interested in adding native plants to your property? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.