Landscape design is in transition. More than ever before, Rossmere clients are embracing the wisdom of butterflies, bees, and bugs and environmentally conscious property owners want to learn about low maintenance irrigation and prairie perennials. Even traditionalists who dream of an expanse of beautiful grass are turning to routine aeration and organic fertilizers.
Environmentally conscious planning means we can follow nature’s lead with as little interference as possible. A well designed landscape creates effective drainage, thoughtful flower choices attract beneficial critters to control pests, and grass clippings and fallen leaves become mulch instead of landfill waste. If additional support is required, our solutions are natural and organic.
We help people to embrace the outdoors while minimizing their impact. When we understand the soil as a living, breathing, ecosystem we can help it to thrive. Soil testing, slow-growing grass plants, alternative ground cover, and composting - there are many ways to be an environmental champion. We believe nature is our best teacher.
From carpooling to reusing our garden pots, Rossmere believes in creating the change we want to see in the world and aim to embody this philosophy every day. Mindful planning can make a difference now!
We’re continually improving our green services and we consider it our responsibility to pass on our knowledge. We’re happy to talk about effective drainage and irrigation with your neighbour when he admires your plush lawn, or tell the new parents across the street where they can buy a quiet battery-operated hedge trimmer. Becoming a champion for the environment doesn’t happen overnight, but slow, steady progress will change one home, street, and suburb at a time
At Rossmere, we always go the greenest route possible, in our designs, sourcing, and process. We work hard to limit our impact on the land, water resources, and environment. Being green and making conscious choices doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or restrictive. In fact, it can be satisfying, fulfilling and fun.
A well-designed landscape generates efficiencies, both in nature and in your wallet. Rossmere custom landscape solutions reduce electricity bills, save time and energy, and lighten our environmental footprint. If it’s good for the planet and your bottom line, we consider it a stroke of organic genius!
Why fight nature when you can harness its powers for good? In the summer, specific tree placement shades the kids in the backyard, and inside generates the cooling effect of an impressive air conditioner! During winter, a well planned windbreak provides protection, slashes your heating bills, and lessens the load of a snowfall.
Native plants with robust root systems conserve moisture, slow erosion, and prevent run-off. Rock gardens are focal points that require little maintenance. Collecting grey water is easy and can be repurposed for your minimal irrigation needs. The more efficient your landscape the more energy and resources we save for you and for our planet!
- Neil, Winnipeg, Manitoba