Green Solutions

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.

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Green Roofs

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.

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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.

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

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.

Per­me­able Hardscapes

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.

Wet­land Reclamation

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.

 

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