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Green Scaping & Native Plants

Our yards are our outdoor homes: fun, beautiful, great spaces for relaxing. By taking care of your lawn and gardens properly, you can save money, time, and help the environment. Green scaping encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources. By simply changing your landscape to a green scape, you can save time and money and protect the environment.

Save money by landscaping with plants that require less care

Protect the environment by eliminating unnecessary water and chemical use

Reduce yard waste by recycling yard trimmings into free fertilizer

Plant right for your site

Where is it sunny or shady? What is the pH of your soil? What type of soil (e.g., sandy, clay) do you have in your yard? Look around — are there plants with problems? Where do you want play areas, vegetables, color, views or privacy? How much lawn do you need or want to maintain?

Choose the right plants

We will select plants that grow well in Bucks County and fit the amount of sun, type of soil, and water available in your yard. In general, it makes sense to use low-water plants to save yourself the time and expense of watering. There are other things to consider though, like thinking about how big a tree or shrub will be when mature (especially next to your house or driveway and near power lines). We also recommend choosing plants native to Bucks County; for the full list, click here.

Make space for wildlife

You can invite birds, butterflies, and other wildlife into your yard, protect streams and fish, and make a more attractive landscape. Consider planting native trees and plants, especially ones with berries, fruit, and flowers. Minimize potential harm to birds, beneficial insects, and fish by using pesticides only when necessary and using them properly. Provide a bird bath or other small water source. Make sure you change the water every couple of days so your bird bath doesn’t become a mosquito breeding ground. Leave wild “buffer” areas of native plants along ravines, streams, shorelines, and fence lines.

Put nature to work in your yard

In nature, soil recycles dead plants into nutrients for new plant growth. Plants are adapted to the water, sun, and soil available in their site. Maintaining a wide variety of healthy plants, soil organisms, beneficial insects, and animals can keep most pests and diseases in check.

By working with nature, you can have a great-looking yard that’s healthier for families, pets, wildlife, and the environment.

Work With Us

Nurney Landscape & Design has over 35 years of landscape design experience in Bucks County. Jay Nurney is the lead designer and owner of Nurney Landscape & Design. Jay has the ability to look at a landscape and visualize the options with the elements you have in mind. Many landscape companies are recognizable with a specific look/feel. By working with Nurney Landscape & Design, we can ensure that you will have a fully customized and unique aesthetic for your outdoor space!



Source: www.epa.gov/GreenScapes


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