Sustainability is a buzz word talked about all the time.

When you try to define it the outcome becomes a very complicated and burdensome effort that dramatically effects our daily lives. To be truly sustainable urban American would have to reconfigure itself completely. A better way is to rethink the outcome of true sustainability and think “sensible sustainability”.

The main goals of a sustainable garden is to conserve water and energy, reduce waste and decrease runoff. In order to achieve these goals residential gardens should treat water as a resource, value soil and create a balanced relationship between all plant materials. To achieve this we must evaluate the entire property and determine functionality between all existing elements.

Here at Northeast Horticultural Services we have the trained staff to do a thorough evaluation of your property and determine how to achieve a sensible sustainable solution.  We will look at all the key elements and determine what the most sensible solution should be.

Some of the elements that we will look at are:

  • Property orientation to the sun as it relates to sun angles
  • Existing health of all plant materials
  • Soil conditions
  • Surface water management
  • Functionality of all hardscape
  • Exterior activities of all family members
  • Family participation with nature

And this is just to name a few key elements of our goal to achieve a direction to sensible sustainability.  Please contact us and let’s talk about how we can better our environment and our lives. The first hour of the consultation is free. So please give the office a call 203-375-0553 and schedule a convenient time to meet at your home.

by Jim Doenges, Landscape Designer

Jim Doenges, landscape designer and project manager for Northeast Horticultural Services has a deep passion for the details and brings decades of hands-on experience to every project.  Jim specializes in landscape design and embraces the philosophy of utilizing “Color, Balance, Harmony, Serenity and Peace through Quality Horticulture.”  His extensive knowledge and understanding of nature, with all its elements, allows the end user to experience four seasons of interest with every garden.

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