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- Dougherty Landscape, LLC
- 206 S. Manoa Rd. Havertown, PA 19083 610-449-3734
Tim Marino, 201 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428. 610-941-7766
- Aberdeen Lawn Garden
- 214 N. Aberdeen Ave. Wayne, PA 19087
- Nathan Dunn Lawn Care
158 Graves Road, Oxford, PA 19363
- Mark's Lawn Care & Landscaping
Serving Delaware County, Chester County and North Wilmington
- Fresco Landscapes
- Philadelphia, Pa 19128 215-621-7196
- A & D Landscaping
- 8116 River Rd, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
- Blue Tree Landscaping Inc.
2031 Bridge Road Suite 1112, Skippack, PA 19474-1112 610-278-0655
- Wallace Landscape Associates, Inc.
1004 Saunders Lane, West Chester, PA 19380 610-430-3323
2011 Old Cuthbert Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 856-547-4276
- Avant Gardens Inc.
1208 Day St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 215-634-6332
- Azalea Gardens Landscaping
8050 Fairview St, Philadelphia, PA 19136 215-333-9159
- Blackthorne Landscaping
7541 Valley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 215-487-2330
- Mc Naughton's Gardens
- 351 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
- Brennan Tree Service
3561 Shelmire Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136 215-335-9741
- Picture Perfect Lawns Inc.
- 2711 Tyler St, Camden, NJ 08105
- Bustleton Services Inc.
2705 Black Lake Place, Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-673-1100
- Young's Landscape Management Inc.
- 198 Route 130 N. Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
- Circle Landscape Management
553 Kerper St, Philadelphia, PA 19111 215-742-7318
- Maple Leaf Lawn Care Inc.
- 5314 Laurel Ave, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
- Composite Inc.
2024 Fitzwater St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 215-732-4545
- Old Country Gardens
- 414 Wilson Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
- Corner's Landscaping & Tree Service
- 824 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111 215-745-5470
- Sea Scape Landscaping LLC
- 1202 Winston Way, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 856-795-0333
- J S Cuthbert Co.
Lansdowne Ave. Yeadon, PA 19050 610-623-3099
- Natura Lawn of America
- 39 Brookside Dr, Wilmington, DE 19804
- Del Landscaping Service
7814 Nixon St, Philadelphia, PA 19128 215-487-6544
- J M Figueroa Landscaping Lawn
- 928 N. 6th St, Camden, NJ 08102
- Townscapes Inc.
225 Geiger Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115 215-676-8039
- Medpark Corp-ReitTurf
1380 Bartlett Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 610-647-3130
- N V Holmes & Son Inc.
2389 Harts Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 610-828-0367
- Disabatino Landscaping Inc.
- 2111 Bowers St, Wilmington, DE 19802
- Poley Landscaping
325 Saw Mill Lane, Horsham, PA 19044 215-675-0300
- D G Decker Landscape & Irrigation
- 6339 Rogers Ave, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
- Grass Plus Landscaping Inc.
5977 Jannette St, Philadelphia, PA 19128 215-482-3822
- Dream Landscaping
3523 Stanwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19136 215-332-0653
- Landscapes Unlimited
- 909 E. Tampa Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
- Green Design Inc.
118 W Clarkson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120 215-927-9960
- Rooney's Landscaping
- 812 Windsor Dr, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
- Superior Landscaping Company
6625 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19151 215-474-2315
Landscaping is a natural and beautiful way to keep your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills. In addition to adding aesthetic value and environmental quality to your home, a well-placed tree, shrub, or vine can deliver effective shade, act as a windbreak, and reduce overall energy bills.
Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of a typical household's energy for heating and cooling. Computer models from DOE predict that just three trees, properly placed around the house, can save an average household between $100 and $250 in heating and cooling energy costs annually. During the summer months, the most effective way to keep your home cool is to prevent the heat from building up in the first place. A primary source of heat buildup is
sunlight absorbed by your home's roof, walls, and windows. Dark-colored home exteriors absorb 70% to 90% of the radiant energy from the sun that strikes the home's surfaces. Some of this absorbed energy is then transferred into your home by way of conduction, resulting in heat gain inside the house. In contrast, light-colored surfaces effectively reflect most of the heat away from your home. Landscaping can also help block and absorb the sun's energy to help decrease heat buildup in your home by providing shade and evaporative cooling.
Shading and evaporative cooling from trees can reduce the air temperature around your home. Studies conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found summer daytime air temperatures to be 3° to 6°F cooler in tree-shaded neighborhoods than in
treeless areas. The energy-conserving landscape strategies you should use for your home depend on the type of climate in which you live.
Buildings and Trees_Natural Partners
Deciduous trees planted on the south and on the west will help keep your house cool in the summer and allow sun to shine in the windows in the winter.
Orientation of the house and surrounding landscaping has a large effect on energy consumption. A well-oriented, well-designed home admits low-angle winter sun to reduce heating bills; rejects overhead summer sun to reduce cooling bills; and minimizes the chill effect of winter winds. Fences, walls, other nearby buildings, and rows of trees or shrubs block or channel the wind. Bodies of water moderate temperature but increase humidity and produce glare. Trees provide shade, windbreaks, and wind channels. Pavement reflects or absorbs heat, depending on whether it is light or dark in color.
Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses
Everyone can include native plants in their landscaping; from those with acres of land (e.g. corporations, universities), to those with small urban lots, to those protecting a pristine ecosystem during a construction project.
Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses improves the environment. Natural landscaping brings a taste of wilderness to urban, suburban, and corporate settings by attracting a variety of birds, butterflies and other animals. Once established, native plants do not need fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or watering, thus benefiting the environment and reducing maintenance costs. Gardeners and admirers enjoy the variety of colors, shapes, and seasonal beauty of these plants.
Landscaping with native plants improves the environment. Native
plants are hardy because they have adapted to the local conditions.
Not only is this good for the environment, it saves time
and money. A native landscape does not need to be mowed like a
conventional lawn. This reduces the demand for non-renewable resources
and improves the water and air quality. The periodic burning (or
mowing when burning is not practical) required for maintenance of a
prairie landscape mimics the natural prairie cycle and is much better
for the environment. Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses
helps return the area to a healthy ecosystem. Diverse varieties of
birds, butterflies and animals, are attracted to the native plants,
thus enhancing the biodiversity of the area. The beauty of native
wildflowers and grasses creates a sense of place, both at home and
work. The native plants increase our connection to nature, help
educate our neighbors, and provide a beautiful, peaceful place to
Reduced Use of Pesticides
Since native plants have adapted to local conditions, they are more
resistant to pest problems. Sometimes individuals use non-persistent
pesticides, which break down into harmless components, before sowing
native plant seeds to minimize competition from the weeds. Once the
native plants are established, pesticides are seldom needed.
Improved Air Quality
Native landscaping practices can help improve air quality on a
local regional and global level. Locally, smog (ground level ozone)
and air toxics can be drastically reduced by the virtual elimination
of the need for lawn maintenance equipment (lawn mowers, weed edgers,
leaf blowers, etc.) which is fueled by gasoline, electricity or
batteries. All of these fuel types are associated with the emissions
of the following air pollutants: carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide
(CO2), nitrous oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2),
VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and air toxics such as benzene.
Gasoline lawn and garden equipment, on average, produces 5% of
ozone-forming VOCs in areas with smog problems. This equipment also
emits toxics and particulates.
Regionally, the NOx and SO2 released from
lawn maintenance equipment react with water in the atmosphere to form
Globally, native landscaping practices help to combat global
warming in two ways. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major
greenhouse gas and by reducing the use of lawn maintenance equipment,
the associated CO2emissions are also reduced. Native plants
help to reduce the amount of CO2in the atmosphere by taking
in CO2and storing the carbon in the body of the plants,
roots and soil. Native plants work much better than traditional mowed
grass as a carbon sink due to their extensive root systems and
increased ability to retain and store water.
Improved Water Quality
In conventional landscaping, pesticides are often wrongly applied
at times when target insects are not vulnerable. Overuse and
inappropriate use often kill beneficial insects and other wildlife.
Less than 10% of all insects are harmful to plants. Pesticides have
the potential to cause serious human health problems when not handled
properly or applied according to the label directions. By eliminating
or minimizing the use of pesticides and fertilizers, these pollutants
will not run-off into streams, lake, and bays. This improves the
quality of the water and the aquatic life in it. In healthy water
systems. natural controls, such as fish, frogs, and snails will help
keep insect populations under control and reduce algae buildup.
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