With Earth Day and National Arbor Day this week, it seems appropriate to blog about some things that Spring-Green is doing to become a greener company. For 35 years we have been committed to beautifying lawns and landscapes across the country keeping them green and healthy, at the same time working to reduce our carbon footprint.
- For several years now, we have offered organic-based fertilizer that feeds both the soil and the plant while still delivering results that our customers expect. The fertilizer introduces organic nutrients to the soil and promotes “microbial” activity which will help increase root growth.
- Additionally, we are proud to be a leader in our industry with a nationwide initiative to outfit all of our trucks with a dual-hose injection system. Currently over 50 Spring-Green trucks across the country are using the new injection systems and over 250 will be outfitted by the end of 2013. This new dual-hose system will allow us to only apply weed control to the needed areas resulting in a 35% reduction in pesticide usage.
- Spring-Green is now in our 3rd year of a relationship with the Arbor Day Foundation. By the end of 2012, we will have planted 30,000 trees throughout the country that have been damaged by wildfire or insect damage through this partnership. We will be planting a tree for every new Spring-Green customer who “likes” us on our Facebook page in 2012.
In addition to our green initiatives to reduce pesticides and plant trees, there are some easy things homeowners can do with their regular lawn care program to help the environment. For example, by mowing your lawn higher it is better able to absorb fertilizer and water, discourages weeds and reduces runoff. You can also visit pages on our consumer website to learn more about cultural practices you’re your lawn and Spring-Green’s green initiatives. What other things are you doing in your everyday life to help the environment and be greener?