How to Save the Planet and Your Business
As time goes forward, the world seems to be growing smaller. One major reason for this is modern communication. If you are old enough, you remember the time before cell phones, when you would come home from work and there would be 20-30 calls on the answering machine. It would take you a half hour to write them all down. Then it would take you another 30 minutes to an hour to return all these calls. And because you might not catch everyone home, you were always playing catch up. Cell phones make it easier in the sense that you can check your messages several times a day, relieving the stress of doing it all when you get home.
As a result of improved communication tools, information gets out faster.
Now you don’t have to wait for the six o’clock news to find out what’s going on. Just as new technologies have improved how we communicate
in our business, they are also helping landscapers save the planet and help our companies’ bottom lines in the process. What IS going on with our planet, and how does that apply to us. If you live by the beach, you have probably noticed that the surfers stay out of the water after a rainstorm.
This is because of all the rainwater that travels from the yard,
to the street, down the storm drains and finally ending up in the ocean.
Remember the fertilizers you sprinkled on your client’s lawn last week.
Lots of it got washed away by the rain and is now in the ocean.
The ocean is a big place and can heal itself of many things,
but as with anything in life, it can be overwhelmed and then
begin to die. After rainstorms, smart surfers take bacteria kits
with them to test the water to make sure bacteria levels are
safe. They are monitoring the problem, but we as landscapers
can do something about the problem. And what exactly is
the problem. The problem is that due to all the pollution
and fertilizers in our modern society, our oceans are being
overwhelmed! They say there is a drought, yet too much
runoff water is killing our ocean due to chemicals. What is
The solution to the water pollution problem lies in becoming
aware of a special word…SUSTAINABILITY…and
applying it in our businesses! Sustainability is living today
without borrowing from tomorrow. This includes finding
new ways to fertilize that will not pollute the earth and the
oceans. It means using plants that need very little water.
It also means capturing rainwater and reusing it for future
irrigation needs. It does not mean our clients can’t have
grass. We just want to make them aware that a better way of
landscaping is to install smaller lawns that are watered with
underground DRIP irrigation, eliminating runoff.
That’s right…there are now underground sprinklers that can
be used for lawns! This will save our clients large amounts of
money on their water bills, and could help save them a ticket
from the runoff police. Water bills are rising at an alarming
rate and we would do well to let our clients know that we
have the solution, rather than simply let their plants die.
Learning more about and applying these new technologies
will help take our businesses to the next level.
~ Mike Garcia
Phone: (310) 374-1199
Email : email@example.com
Owner of Enviroscape L.A. Landscaping,
Redondo Beach, Ca 90278
South Bay, California
Landscape Design and Installation of sustainable Low Water Use native Garden Design, Waterfalls, Fountains and Ponds. Drip Irrigation Installation and Rainwater Harvesting Systems.
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