15 Feb

Think of Your Landscape as an Ecosystem—Because It Is

When most people think of their landscape, they are considering what trees, shrubs, and plants are going to look the best and are suited to their tastes, but there are a lot of other more important things to consider when choosing landscaping features. 

In planning the landscape, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you are actually manipulating nature. Mother Earth has her own designs for the area you live in, and your landscape and the landscape of the entire city is part of a delicate ecosystem. Of course, most people manipulate that ecosystem to have the lawn or landscape that they want, but it is still important to consider.

After all, it wouldn’t make sense to plant a maple tree in Florida, anymore than it would make sense to plant a palm in North Dakota. The environment that you put your landscaping elements into is very important. Nature has its way of maintaining the local ecosystem; and if you try to force the issue, you may end up with landscape elements that will die off.

It is also important to understand how all of the different elements of your landscape work together to create an ecosystem that doesn’t just affect your yard, but the wildlife and insects in the area. Each plant, tree, and shrub in your yard has an important role to play. 

Having a landscaper who understands that role, as well as how Mother Nature works in the background, is important for making sure that your landscape is everything that you want it to be. If you are wanting plants that don’t make sense for the environment you live in, you need a landscaper who will be honest with you.

We are that landscaper. Contact us today for more information.

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