The green industry is much more than people growing, planting, selling, and maintaining plants—it is an art, a profession, a hobby, a science, and a lifestyle. It creates a better environment (inside and outside of our homes) and even provides us with food. Just a few of the categories within the green industry are landscaping services, nurseries and greenhouses, plant shops, floriculture, arboriculture, and plant conservation. Ultimately, this industry includes businesses that provide goods or services which benefit the environment and conserve natural resources, as well as businesses that focus on making their production more environmentally friendly.
At Dennis’ 7 Dees, we strive to create sustainable practices to further the progress of the green industry. We stay up to date on evolving technology and methods, and we use environmentally friendly products as much as possible to reduce a landscape’s reliance on chemicals. Grass clippings and other yard debris have traditionally been bagged and hauled to landfills or yard waste processing centers, but we recycle all organic yard debris, including mulching grass clippings back into the soil profile—mulching creates a healthier, fuller lawn while reducing water and fertilizer use.
Our team works to control runoff by installing water gardens, bioswales, wetlands, and eco-roofs into our landscape designs. These efforts protect our waterways and help prevent water from overwhelming municipal utilities. We also work with major manufacturers to provide the latest in products and technologies that use water efficiently, including water-saving nozzles, Weathermatic SmartLink technology, Rain Bird Smart Controller technology, and a grass seed blend requiring 75% less water than normal turf.