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A Guide to Sustainable Gardening

As stewards of the environment, embracing sustainable gardening practices is not just a trend but a responsible choice that can benefit both your garden and the planet. In Greater St. Louis, where the climate varies and can change at the drop of a hat, adopting sustainable methods is a necessity. Poynter Landscape is the company to turn to for a flourishing garden that has a minimal environmental impact.

Give us a call right away at 636-256-2600 or contact us online for more information regarding sustainable gardening throughout the St. Louis area. Let’s delve into the principles and practices of sustainable gardening used by Poynter Landscape that work for our clients throughout the St. Louis area.

Cultivating Green: A Guide to Sustainable Gardening in St. Louis

Sustainable gardening in St. Louis is not only about creating a beautiful and productive garden but also about maintaining it with environmentally friendly methods. Let your garden be an example of sustainability in action with the following:

  • Native Plants and Biodiversity
  • We help start your sustainable garden with native plants – perhaps some American Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana) or Doll’s Eyes (White Baneberry). Native species have evolved with Missouri’s geology, climate, and wildlife since the Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago. They often require less water, maintenance, and provide essential resources for local wildlife.

  • Water Conservation
  • St. Louis faces occasional drought conditions, making water conservation a priority. Our gardening experts implement water-efficient practices like installing rain barrels to collect rainwater, utilizing drip irrigation, and choosing drought-tolerant plants that require less watering. It is estimated that between 30 and 60 percent of urban fresh water is used for watering lawns. Thankfully, our native plants require little or no irrigation and seldom require fertilizer or pesticides.

  • Composting for Healthy Soil
  • Healthy soil is the foundation of a thriving garden in St. Louis. Rather than relying on synthetic fertilizers, we help create nutrient-rich compost and have you sustain it with kitchen scraps, yard waste, and other organic materials. Composting not only enriches the soil but also reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Call us today at 636-256-2600 or reach out to us online.

  • Organic Gardening Practices
  • By choosing Poynter Landscape for top-tier organic gardening methods in St. Louis, we help cultivate a healthier garden and reduce environmental impact. We utilize organic mulch to suppress weeds, promote soil moisture retention, and boost soil fertility. We select the best in organic seeds and avoid synthetic herbicides and pesticides.

  • Energy-Efficient Landscaping
  • We strategically plan your garden to provide shade to your home, diminishing energy consumption for cooling. Deciduous trees provide shade in the summer while allowing sunlight in the winter. Our garden design and structural architects can also plan an energy-efficient outdoor lighting installation powered by solar energy.

  • Mindful Garden Design
  • Our gardening experts help plan your garden layout to optimize space and minimize waste. We group plants with similar water and sunlight needs together for efficient watering and maintenance. We utilize natural materials like stone and wood for hardscaping, and select locally sourced materials to reduce your carbon footprint.

Reach Out to Poynter Landscape Today For Your Guide to Sustainable Gardening

We have a Five-Star rating on Google and a variety of other websites for our exceptional craftsmanship and customer care. We have garnered 8 national PLANET Environmental Improvement and Design awards, and we were the Readers’ Pick for “Best Landscape Designer” in St. Louis AT HOME Magazine.

With more than 25 years of experience, we are here for Our St. Louis-area home and business owners. If you are in the need of sustainable gardening, whether you are starting anew or revamping an existing one, feel free to call us anytime at 636-256-2600 or contact us online.