An old and tired commercial landscape needs an innovative, soil-centric approach to improve the current “boiler-plate” maintenance practices that do not consider the unique properties, various plant materials, and soil types of each property.

SLC focuses on reducing/eliminating waste and adverse environmental impact while enhancing the overall value of the landscape and the services provided. Existing soil fertility, drainage issues, and irrigation water usage is evaluated with property budgets in mind. We incorporate practices that conserve limited, valuable natural resources, reduces waste, reduces labor and fuel costs, and prevents pollution of air, water, and soil.

  • Mulch mowing at 3.5” height to recycle grass clippings and reduce water needs of turf.

  • Prune shrubs to a natural growth pattern to improve shrub health and reduce green waste from shearing practices.

  • Amend and protect soils with mulches and composts. Mulch utilized is a recycled product from local tree company and compost is obtained from local producer.

  • Audit irrigation system to reduce water usage and improve efficiency with budgets.

  • Utilize soaker and drip systems where applicable to reduce waste.

  • Regular soil testing to determine fertility programs of the turf and the landscape.

  • Organic fertilizer applications to support biologically active soils, reduce fertilizer consumption, and reduce water usage.

  • Prescriptive pesticide usage as a last option and incorporate IPM for landscape.

  • Proper plant selection when enhancements and replacements of plant material are warranted. Plant strategically with proper plant materials for the area and the microclimates of the property.

  • Minimize fuel consumption and labor with efficient scheduling practices and timing of maintenance tasks on the property.

  • All green waste is sent to a local green recycler to produce compost/mulch and then repurposed on the property as needed during the season and upon completion of spring and fall cleanups.


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6101 W 11th Ave #2, Lakewood, CO 80214, USA

(303) 986-4000


(303) 986-4000

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