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— WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT —
Our company is different. We are aiming for no less than protecting the health of the land, its flora and fauna, and the humans that inhabit it. We work closely with our residential, institutional, and business clients to create environmentally responsible, innovative, and beautiful solutions, all contributing to a local network of healthy, nurturing natural spaces.
Landscaping is one of the tools we use to realize this vision, but we are much more than a landscaping company. We are habitat designers and landscape architects, builders, environmentalists, preservationists, and naturalists. Each outdoor space we create is unique to its intended use and surroundings, and is designed to bring people outdoors, to connect with nature.
We are committed to using locally sourced materials and native plants, which can withstand new climate realities and need less watering than nonnatives. Our certified arborists use natural methods to improve the health of a tree, cutting it down only when it can’t or shouldn’t be saved. Our unique, chemical-free tree, plant, and lawn health care program protects children, pets, and wildlife from the dangers of noxious chemicals by substituting safe, effective natural products. We only use vinegar to kill weeds, and when we use mulch, it is organic leaf mulch. We encourage our clients to substitute “green mulch,” which is the use of desirable plants to outcompete weeds. For insect control, we use natural products such as essential oils, diatomaceous earth, and insecticidal soap, which are very safe and specific to their intended targets.
An important part of our work is educating our clients and community about the many benefits of pesticide- and herbicide-free native landscaping, and about the dangers of using exotic, potentially invasive species. We can help with the transition to safer, more cost effective and environmentally friendly property maintenance. The rewards are readily apparent—outdoor spaces that are alive with butterflies, birds, and bees; yards and playgrounds that our children and pets can play in safely—oases that are in harmony with their surroundings.
— Our Natural Plant Health Care Program —
Plants and trees do best in their native locales, but too much or not enough water, heat, depleted soil, age, crowding, and other stressors can affect the health of even the hardiest specimens. Our Tree and Plant Health Care experts diagnose, treat and, most importantly, prevent plant and tree ailments without the use of chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or other harmful treatments. Our organic, effective recipes use essential oils, baking soda, and soap to treat disease; compost tea and other organic products for strengthening immune systems and fertilization; deer, mole, and vole repellants; soil drenches; property-wide tick and mosquito control; and insect infestations on trees and plants, including the increasingly alarming Spotted Lantern Fly.
Our chemical-free health care program extends to lawns as well. Our lawn-care packages can improve the health and appearance of your lawn while keeping it safe for humans, pets, and wildlife. We use horticultural vinegar, corn gluten meal, and other proven methods to first kill broadleaf weeds, then prevent new ones from sprouting, and finally to strengthen the grass itself so that it can become thick and lush, outcompeting the weeds. Although our petroleum-free lawn-mowing program is limited to Doylestown Borough, an important part of our lawn-care program is educating property owners about improved lawn-mowing practices—an important component of lawn health.