Want to improve your quality of life? Get your hands dirty and plant something. That’s right, putting trees, flowers or shrubs in the ground doesn’t just provide you with beauty and shade, it can also improve your property value, lower your energy costs, clean the air and water—even lower your heart rate.
No wonder plants have been around so long. Put some green in the ground where you live, and experience the new life it brings to everything and everyone around it.
Growth Investments- By adding quality, low-maintenance landscaping to your home, you can boost its resale value by 15%.
Shady Deal- Carefully positioned plants and trees can cut as much as 25% off your household’s energy consumption for cooling and heating.
Local Color- One of the most important factors in neighborhood satisfaction is the abundance of trees and well-landscaped grounds.
Greener is Cleaner- One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions.
We take a lot for granted when it comes to plants. It’s time to wake up and smell them.
We are passionate about enhancing the environment for everyone. We believe in more green space and increasing the tree canopy. After all, we are the original “green” industry. We grow things. Things that make a person happy to be outside.Things that kids climb, generation after generation.Things that improve our air, our soils, and our streams.
Join us, won’t you? Plant something.
The Perks- It’s amazing what a few well-placed plants and trees can do for your home, your health and your neighborhood.
PLANTS ARE GREEN. MONEY’S GREEN.
Adding a beautiful landscape to a home can increase its value by up to 15% and can accelerate its sale by five to six weeks. -American Nursery and Landscape Association
A great way to put more green in your pocket is to start putting more of it in the ground. A beautiful landscape increases the value of any home or property. And it sure beats painting. Ever compare the price of houses on a tree-lined street versus comparable places on a barren boulevard? The difference will make anyone an instant plant lover.
CHILL OUT. PLANTS ARE COOL.
Just three properly placed trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in annual heating and cooling costs. -U.S. Department of Energy
Planting greenery and enjoying its beauty have been proven to lower your blood pressure and heart rate. What’s more, they can substantially lower your home’s temperature and energy bill. By carefully positioning trees and shrubs to shelter your house from the sun and wind, you can reduce your heating and cooling energy consumption by as much as 25%, which should lower your blood pressure even more.
BREAKING DOWN FENCES.
The better the landscaping in common areas of a neighborhood, the more those spaces are used by residents, hence the more opportunities there are for social interaction between neighbors. -University of Illinois
Public spaces are like backyards we all own together. So why not make them better places for all of us to play? Shady, green spaces are like magnets. We’ve all seen the story of the rundown urban neighborhood that plants a community garden on an old vacant lot. The place comes alive. People suddenly come out of the woodwork and the neighborhood is socially transformed. Such is the power of plants to attract people—both to public spaces and to each other.
CLEANS, FRESHENS & DEODORIZES.
One tree can remove up to 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually. That’s equal to 11,000 miles of car emissions. -Virginia Cooperative Extension
When you plant a penstemon or white oak, you get plenty more than just pretty flowers and leaves. While standing there looking gorgeous, flowers, trees and grasses are also busy doing janitorial service on the environment. In urban and suburban settings, vegetation helps reduce storm water runoff, decreases pollutants and suspended solids in surface water runoff, and reduces sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter from the air.
ADMIT IT, YOU’RE FEELING BETTER ALREADY.
Put some new life in the ground and experience what a little green can do. Hop in the car and head to your nearest nursery or garden center for plants to spruce up your yard, your life and your community.