Have you ever wondered what can be done in landscaping to reflect the work you’ve put into making your home green? In most cases, having a Green Home is about the building or retrofitting process, the materials used and the structures energy efficiency once completed, but what about outside the doorway? Lessening our impact on the natural environment is a big goal in building or improving our homes, and it should be when we consider our land as well.
To answer our opening question, we found out about Certified Organic Land Care Professionals. One such professional is Carol Laboissonniere and her company CL Design & Landscape. Based in Kennebunkport, Maine, Carol and company are setting a new standard in lawn and garden planning, planting and maintaining. Approaching landscapes from a sustainable viewpoint isn’t a new concept, but it seems to have been forgotten as we have become desperate to have golf course inspired lawns and care free about how we get them.
Sustainable landscaping is a system that considers all the factors of the land that contribute to its health as a whole. From water management and invasive species to native plantings and organic turf care and fertilization, environmentally responsible professionals like Carol can bring your land back into balance. If you are looking for a new approach to your lawn and gardens, the CL Design & Landscape team offers services from southern New Hampshire up to Scarborough, Maine. “My goal is to create beautiful landscapes that complement the site, protect the environment, and enhance the client’s living experience”, states Carol.
Carol has a graduate degree in landscape design from the Landscape Institute at Harvard University and Boston Architectural College. She is also a certified Organic Land Care Professional and a Master Gardener. With her company, CL Design & Landscape, Carol covers nearly every aspect of outdoor property maintenance. Landscape design services range from site analysis and consultation to garden renovation, storm water management, architectural elements and more.
Fully covering landscape installation and construction, the CL team can bring in heavy equipment for large-scale projects that include tree and shrub plantings, stone work for walkways, patios and stonewalls, as well as creating water features, installing sod and vegetable gardens. All of this is done with the utmost care and precautions in minimizing impact on the land and surrounding ecosystem during construction and throughout future maintenance and care. ”The driving philosophy of our company is to create environmentally responsible landscapes which enhance the human interaction while in harmony with the natural environment. Our goal is to integrate your outdoor living space vision with your new or existing landscape. Our objective is to design and install healthy and beautiful landscapes that complement your lifestyle and your architecture while using low impact development strategies.”
Sustainable and organic both result in an outdoor space you can be proud of for it’s beauty and it’s safety for you, your family, your pets and the earth itself. If we are to move forward in our thinking about the impact of all we do, the way we construct and treat our outdoor property must be included. Consider this; if instead of buying a spray poison to rid your lawn of dandelion, you consulted an organic land care professional that recommended a natural way to make the dandelion recede naturally? How would that impact the planet?
For more information, visit: www.cldesignlandscape.com