With Pezza Landscape being around for over 70 years, we know all about the ebbs and flows of trends year in and year out. One such recent trend that has arisen in light of environmental and climate issues, is landscape sustainability. This is the idea that resource conservation can be prioritized in the design and installation of landscape amenities. The trend has really taken a hold, as it is beneficial for the local environment, and the pockets of property owners as they decrease spending on maintenance. Lower maintenance means less resource use, so the point is to build a landscape that can sustainably thrive, without the intensive maintenance of the past. In this blog, we are going to give you a few ways that you can improve sustainability in your Chicago landscape.

Install Native Plant MaterialHow To Make Your Landscape More Sustainable

The best way to improve landscape sustainability right away is by prioritizing the installation of native plants in your landscape. These will be better suited for the local environment, and inherently require less maintenance than their non native counterparts. They are also prone to attracting local wildlife, especially pollinators like bees and butterflies. Sure to liven up your property, the presence of wildlife will make your landscape that much more interesting.

More Hardscapes, Less Green Space

Another surefire way to increase your landscape sustainability, is to reduce the amount of green space on your property. Plant material is going to need to be maintained, whereas the hardscape you replace it with does not. Lawns are becoming increasingly underused, whereas commercial common areas are becoming increasingly popular. It may be in the best interest of your tenants to replace some of that lawn space with a nice patio or walkway. This means less turf to mow, water, and maintain.

Maintain Soil Health: Aeration

Soil health is often overlooked, but is integral to good growth in your landscape. One common soil problem in our local area is compaction, due to foot traffic and cold temperatures. Soil can become compressed, and nutrients are unable to move freely. This is one of the primary roles your soil plays, storing nutrients for future use. When this is unable to happen, your whole landscape from turf to tree can be affected. Aeration pulls small cores from your soil, opening up the air flow. Have this performed on a yearly basis, and it will pay dividends for the sustainability of your landscape.

Mulch: Long Term Sustainability

One of the most popular landscaping materials for a reason, mulch is the plant bed champion. Organic mulch options like bark or wood chips are great for landscape sustainability, as after a couple years they decompose into organic matter that feeds your soil. There are a ton of other benefits as well, from preventing soil compaction, to insulation of your soil from the elements. It also improves moisture retention, and protects your soil from erosion. An all around landscape all star, mulch is a must in every property.

Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the Chicagoland area and its surrounding suburbs. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.

Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full service landscaper providing property maintenance, slit seeding, grading, and snow removal to Warrenville, Naperville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding IL communities.

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Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full service landscaping company serving Warrenville, Naperville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities.


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