Native Plantings | Wheaton
Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC provides native plantings services commercially throughout Wheaton, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Downers Grove, Schaumburg, St. Charles and surrounding areas. We invite you to read further about native planting below and to contact our team by filling out our short form today.
The issue is no longer only resource conservation or saving remnant native areas as it once was, the issue is now the need for resource re-development and the installation of more created native plantings!
Why Use Native Plants? (adapted from US EPA Great Lakes, Greenacres web-site)
Native plants provide a beautiful, hardy, drought resistant, low maintenance landscape while benefiting the environment. Native plants, once established, save time and money by eliminating or significantly reducing the need for fertilizers, pesticides, water and lawn maintenance equipment.
Native plants promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage. In the U.S., approximately 20 million acres of lawn are cultivated, covering more land than any single crop. Native plants are a part of our natural heritage.
Natural landscaping is an opportunity to reestablish diverse native plants, thereby inviting the birds and butterflies back home and reestablishing the important balance between water, soil, plants and people.
Native plants help reduce air pollution. Natural landscapes do not require mowing. Lawns, however, must be mowed regularly. Gas powered garden tools emit 5% of the nation’s air pollution. Forty million lawnmowers consume 200 million gallons of gasoline per year. One gas-powered lawnmower emits 11 times the air pollution of a new car for each hour of operation. Instead of creating excessive carbon from the burning of fossil fuels, native plants sequester or remove carbon from the air.
Native plants do not require fertilizers and require fewer pesticides than lawns. Vast amounts of fertilizers are applied to lawns. Excess phosphorus and nitrogen (the main components of fertilizers) run off into lakes and rivers causing excess algae growth. This depletes oxygen in our waters, harms aquatic life and interferes with recreational uses. It is estimated that 60% of the nitrogen from lawn fertilizers leaches out of the turf root area.
Nationally, over 70 million pounds of pesticides are applied to lawns each year. Pesticides run off lawns and can contaminate rivers and lakes. People and pets in contact with chemically treated lawns can be exposed to pesticides.
Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife. Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing diverse habitats and food sources. Closely mowed lawns are of little use to most wildlife.
Why not allow us to explain our services to you in more detail, and then take the first no-cost step of having Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC perform a site evaluation? Please join us as we work to enrich life through improving our environment.
Wheaton, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Downers Grove, Schaumburg, St. Charles and surrounding areas.