In the recent past, low impact landscaping has gained popularity in the home and garden industry. Besides, its ecological benefits, low impact landscaping can help homeowners achieve their desired curb appeal.
Here’s why you should recommend low impact landscaping to your clients;
• Low impact landscaping maintains soil quality: Soil quality is a major concern to homeowners and potential homeowners looking to acquire a property. Soil quality is determined by the level of nutrients in the soil, its and aeration properties. Conventional landscaping techniques rely on pesticides and fertilizers to maintain soil quality. However, over time these techniques reduce the soil’s natural quality. Low impact landscaping techniques involve healthy practices such as mulching to restore the soil’s quality.
• Economic advantages: The Department of Energy estimates that homes with no tree cover harbor higher cooling costs compared to those with substantial tree cover. Planting trees on your lawn can cool your home naturally, which gradually reduces your cooling costs. During winter these trees block winter winds proving a continuous shade your client’s home. Trees also reduce storm water runoff; storm water sweeps away the fertile layers of the lawn, which also reduces soil quality.
• Water efficiency: The US Geological Survey estimates that watering lawns accounts for nearly 30% of domestic water use. Low Impact landscaping focuses on reducing water usage by replacing some of the plants with native plants, which are adapted to survive on rainwater. Planting drought-resistant grass such as Bermuda for hot climates and Fescue for cooler region can go a long way in reducing water usage. Also, placing mulch around flowers and plants limits extreme soil water evaporation enabling the plants to retain water for longer.
• Environmental benefits: Environmental pressures such as pollution continue to plague us even at the household level. Low impact landscaping presents homeowners with formidable solutions to reverse the degradation. For starters, recommend natural fertilizing techniques as opposed to synthetic fertilizers. For example, leaving grass clippings on the lawn turns them into compost after decomposition. Also, instead of using herbicides to control the pest, recommend natural control methods to your clients. These methods include planting native plants that resist damage by local pests. For example, sunflowers draw lacewings, which destroy plants.
Low impact landscaping techniques are redefining the landscaping space in the world today. They are not only economical but also promote environmental sustainability. At Obex Billing, we seek to partner with landscapers by offering them billing solutions ranging from software and mailing services to direct marketing. We would like to partner with you today in your quest to transform your clients’ living spaces. Contact us today and let’s discuss an ideal business solution for your landscaping company.