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Three Best Practices for Sustainable Landscape Maintenance

By Adreana Young on June 5, 2017 in BlogNo Comments

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Maintaining the green spaces in your area is an important function of civic life in big cities and small towns. While the benefits of beautiful green spaces are endless to local residents and homeowners, landscapers today must ensure their maintenance practices are environmental friendly in order to stay ahead of the competition in the movement toward a more sustainable future.

If you’re looking to earn a little green while going green, incorporate these three sustainable landscape maintenance practices into your business.

Keep your grass vibrant and healthy with less water

Help your landscapes use less water while keeping them green and lush with soil amendments like Holganix, AquaSmart PRO and Mirimichi Green.

Holganix works like a probiotic for your soil, helping plants develop deeper root systems and better resist disease and insect damage by lowering the need for pesticides and herbicides. Integrating Holganix into your soil also helps plants increase the uptake of nutrients and water, so you won’t have to water as much.

AquaSmart PRO and Mirimichi Green help soil retain water and prevent nutrient leaching—when important nutrients seep below the rooting zone where plants can’t reach them—by absorbing excess water for plants to use during watering restrictions and hot days. This allows you to use less water but maintain the look and health of your plants.

Water without waste on hard to maintain areas

If you maintain large landscapes, you’re bound to run into a variety of plants with different watering needs. In order to maintain plants, shrubs and turf in one area without wasting precious water, use water efficient sprinkler nozzles like the MP Rotator to allow for more even distribution when watering grass.

To keep shrubs and flowerbeds growing strong while using less water, convert traditional sprinklers into drip irrigation to get water down to the roots.

Learn how to convert standard sprinkler zones into drip irrigation in this Ewing video.

Stop weeds from destroying turf

Part of maintaining landscapes is keeping weeds at bay. Use Civitas WeedFREE Brand Concentrate to kill tough weeds while using fewer chemicals. Civitas can help you build sustainable practices into your business, while also helping you save time and money.

Civitas sprays on white so you can see where you’re spraying, avoiding any waste. It kills more than 60 broadleaf weeds without harming lawns, so you won’t have to worry about brown patches or dead grass when spraying for weeds and the Civitas formula starts working within 12 hours, so you can see results fast.

For more information on Civitias, read this Ewing blog.

Come in to your local Ewing store today for all of these products and more sustainable business solutions.

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Adreana Young
Adreana Young is a Customer Insights Specialist at Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply. She can be reached at ayoung@ewingirrigation.com.
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