At Landforms, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment. We offer a wide range of earth friendly landscape solutions. We utilize the latest solutions to decrease our carbon foot print.
In its simplest terms, this means putting plants on a roof. The plants are installed in a special planting media that helps to reduce the effects of building runoff on our environment. The plants help to decrease the storm water runoff by using the water for their own natural growth. With a layer of vegetation between the sun and your roof, your cooling cost in the summer will decrease substantially. A layer of plant material and soil media between your building and the environment acts as a thick layer of insulation to lower your heating cost in the winter months. Landforms Inc. is a certified Hortech green roof installer.
Rain Water Gardens
These gardens are comprised of plants that do well with large amounts of water in a short period of time. These gardens also thrive when there is little or no water. This is important because when it rains, our buildings and paved surfaces tend to create a large amount of water. Rain water gardens help to slow this water down and filter it before it goes back into our drinking water or storm sewers.
Native landscapes are created using plants that are native to the area. This means that these plants are not invasive species from another part of the world. These plants usually require less attention and water due to the fact that they have evolved in this climate.
Installing pavers, in place of concrete or asphalt, helps to allow a small amount of water to be absorbed into the ground. Permeable pavers are pavers with voids left between the blocks and these voids are filled with a course aggregate. The voids let a considerable amount of water absorb into the ground, keeping it from the storm water systems. The course aggregate helps to filter the water before it reaches our ground water.
Locally Sourced Materials
Using local products helps support our local economy. We transport materials shorter distances saving fuel and freight costs. That translates into a customer cost savings too.
By replacing, expanding, or improving wetlands we help our environment in a number of ways: giving a place for wildlife to live and feed, helping to filter storm water runoff before it goes into our natural bodies of water, and creating a better quality of life for the residents around the wetland by creating a peaceful serene place where we can get close to nature.
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Every day we do small things to decrease the impact our business has on the environment. This includes installing low maintenance landscapes, carpooling, using natural fertilizers in each of our construction projects, using a moisture absorbing product to hold water until the plant needs to use it, and using fuel efficient sales vehicles.