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Beautiful, Sustainable Landscapes

Low-Impact Development, or LID, are methods that consider sustainable practices for protecting air and water quality, reducing and slowing storm water runoff, restoring ecology, reducing our carbon footprint, and essentially lowering or minimizing the effects of construction and development on the environment.

“Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”  -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Waterfalls and plantings look beautiful in rustic settings.
  • Beautify your property with sustainable landscaping.
  • A paver driveway and colorful plantings work well together.
  • Low maintenance landscaping can be attractive!
  • Naturalistic landscaping blends well with native woods.
  • Beautiful living spaces!
  • Permeable paver walkway and synthetic turf look great!
  • Terracing and plantings showcase this home!
  • Walkways, synthetic turf and plantings are easy care.
  • Synthetic turf and plantings don't need much sun.
  • A Koi pond surrounded by landscaping and a patio.

 

Some Practical, Cost-Effective Components to Consider for Your Yard:

Organic landscape care: Don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers unless absolutely necessary.  Practice mulching, on-site composting, organic fertilization, mulch-mowing lawns, and minimal pruning through proper plant choices for your site.

Design: Consider adding gardens, or edibles, native and/or water-wise plants to your landscape.  Consider the benefits of rain sensors or soil moisture sensors on automatic sprinkler systems.

Rainwater: Clean storm water through installation of rain gardens, or permeable surfaces; or harvest (capture) the water for reuse, such as for watering a garden, washing vehicles, or a water feature. 

Recycling:  Reusing or repurposing products and materials, or choosing products and materials that can be, in our day-to-day life, business operations, and yards.

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Consulting

We offer phone and on-site consultations regarding organic, sustainable, and general landscape issues, including professional pruning, for a reasonable fee.

Design

We consider storm water management and useful function of spaces rather than just placing items on a site. We also consider optional ecological features within a site, such as habitat restoration, rain gardens or permeable surfaces, etc.

Soil Amendments and Plantings

We choose plant selections that are suitable for your site, drought tolerant, proper-sized plant choices that would need little to no pruning to maintain the desired attributes. Hedahl Landscape helps you build up your soil nutrients to improve soil health for long-term sustainability for your new plantings. It's not just how nice they look right away, it's how healthy they become once their roots start growing!

Organic Spray Service

We offer a superior organic lawn and landscape “enhanced compost tea” application service for our clients that want to have a healthy, weed-free lawn without using chemical fertilizers. Learn more

Irrigation

We design systems for efficient water use, including rain and soil moisture sensors to conserve water. In addition, we set up appropriate scheduling to reduce runoff and waste, and install drip irrigation and low-flow sprinklers.

Lighting

We use LED fixtures and energy-saving components. We emphasize safety, security and function in all lighting installations.

Drainage Issues

We incorporate rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, infiltration trenches, etc., or improve the soil and allow for more water-holding capacity on site. This, in turn, helps alleviate drought stress in summer.

Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water Watch Video