Our Organic Landscaping Practices Are Good for the Earth
To reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in our environment, Gachina Landscape Management uses organic landscaping practices whenever possible.
Our clients in the Bay Area appreciate our efforts, too. They increasingly choose organic methods over traditional pesticides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers. Businesses realize that organic landscaping practices are safer for people, animals, and plants, and result in landscapes that are sustainable, healthy and beautiful.
Gachina Landscape Management defines organic landscaping practices as chemical-free, natural methods of encouraging the healthy growth of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers. Here are some of the ways we keep harmful artificial substances out of our environment:
Installing Low-Water Irrigation Systems
Drip irrigation, rain sensors, and rotating sprinkler heads promote healthy growth by delivering exact amounts of water to plant roots, lessening the need for synthetic fertilizers. Watering schedules based on ET and utilizing Smart controllers enable us to water your plants to perfection.
Building Diverse Ecosystems That Attract Butterflies
Pollinators are a delightful presence in the landscape. Butterflies are attracted to colorful plants such as rudbeckia, lavender, columbine and purple lantana. Nectar-rich plants will also draw bees and hummingbirds. Gachina has installed several certified monarch and butterfly gardens by the North America Butterfly Association.
Using Native Plants
Shrubs, plants and flowers that are native to California thrive with organic materials. Native landscapes also serve as important transitions to increasingly rare wild areas within the state. Native plant material are more drought tolerant than non natives, requiring less water. Reducing or eliminating turf significantly cuts back on the use of artificial fertilizers and herbicides. A side benefit of replacing thirsty grass with native plant material is less water usage.
Maintaining the Land, Organically
Gachina crews take numerous steps to maintain healthy landscapes, including routine use of mulch and compost, recycling of bio-waste, sheet mulching, and using battery-powered where applicable.
Controlling Pests Naturally
Integrated pest management, or IPM, stresses natural means to control destructive insects and other pests. IPM methods include introducing beneficial insects into an environment, removal of invasive weeds and plant material, and avoiding over-irrigation that produces root disease and standing water. 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 resistant plant varieties.
Organic Landscaping Saves Money over Time
Organic methods of landscaping are integrated into your landscape with an eye toward the long-term health of humans, animals, and the planet. Over time, the appearance of your property improves with each passing year.
Gachina offers a range of commercial landscaping services to businesses and public entities in the Bay Area communities of Foster City, Burlingame, Milpitas, Hayward, Morgan Hill, Menlo Park, and Fremont.
Learn more about how organic landscaping practices are better for your property and the planet. Call 650-853-0400 today to talk to a Gachina Landscape Management professional.