Organic Landscape Practices Work with Nature
Organic landscape practices have two goals: improving the health and appearance of landscapes through natural methods and minimizing the use of chemicals that harm our environment.
Many of our clients in the Bay Area are familiar with Gachina Landscape Management’s emphasis on organic landscape practices. Whenever possible, we employ sustainable methods that conserve water and feed the soil while retaining the natural balance between plants, animals, and humans.
Organic Landscape Practices Achieve an Integrated Result
Each aspect of Gachina’s organic landscape practices is designed to work closely with the others to produce an integrated result thriving, healthy landscapes for our commercial clients. We specialize in these areas of organic landscape practice:
- Integrated Pest Management. IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests through biological controls, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and the use of disease resistant plant varieties. IPM creates conditions more favorable to plants than pests.
- Beneficial insects. Part of IPM, the use of beneficial insects makes an enormous difference to the health and appearance of a landscape. Beneficial insects control pests such as aphids and are often active pollinators.
- Diverse, native ecosystems. Installing native plants is essential to organic landscape practices. Native plants require less irrigation and attract wildlife and pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
- Lawn reduction. Replacing grass with native plants significantly reduces water usage and requires less maintenance.
- Natural fertilization. Because artificial fertilizers pollute groundwater, Gachina professionals prefer to use natural fertilizers such as Holganix whenever possible. Natural fertilizers release nutrients slowly, so overfeeding is almost impossible, and improve the ability of soil to hold moisture.
Call Today to Learn More About Our Organic Landscape Practices
Gachina Landscape Management’s service area includes the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose area, and the East Bay. We provide comprehensive landscaping services to commercial clients such as land developers, shopping centers, municipalities, hospitals, HOAs, and property managers.
Help reduce your carbon footprint, consider organic landscape practices for your commercial property. Call 650-853-0400 today and schedule an on-site consultation with a Gachina Landscape Maintenance professional.