Frequently Asked Questions

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Can plants and trees help cut energy costs?

Proper landscape design can reduce air conditioning bills by up to 30%, and save 10 - 50% on heating costs.

Deciduous trees on the south and west side of your home will provide summer shade, and allow sunshine through in the winter. A 6' - 8' tree will shade your windows within the first year, reducing air conditioning use. Shading your air conditioner with trees or shrubs keeps it cool so it uses less energy and plants can insulate your home to keep warmth inside during the winter and evergreen trees are natural windbreaks.

Can plant material help me stay healthy?

Studies have shown that exposure to plants can lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension and reduce stress. Plant material absorbs sound from surrounding areas having an attractive yard will encourage you to spend more time outdoors.

Can plants and trees help me live more comfortably?

Trees can reduce the surrounding air temperature by approximately 5 degrees celcius and shaded areas from trees can be as much as 14 degrees celcius cooler than nearby air. Using plants to shade your driveway and other paved areas can reduce their surface temperature

Can you help me save water?

We sure can! Adding mulch and compost to your garden will save water, prevent erosion, minimize weed growth, reduce runoff, and provide nutrients to the soil.

Having a well-planned irrigation system with a rain sensor installed and properly maintained can save money and reduce water waste.

Can trees improve air quality?

Two mature trees can produce enough oxygen for a family of four. A mature tree can absorb up to 15kg of pollution each year.

Can you help me improve my home's resale value?

Yes! Landscaping your property can add 20% - a higher return on investment than remodelling your kitchen or bathroom Installing a patio, planting a garden or creating a great entrance can each add 4 - 12% to the value of your home

Make the Right Choice for the environment and your wallet: Take advantage of the benefits landscaping and landscape products have to offer for more ways to improve your outdoor surroundings. Contact us to find out more!

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