Naturescaping Benefits Employees

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 2:40 PM



The initial cost of planting a native landscape is going to be similar to the cost of planting any other landscape. However, the maintenance involved after the initial establishment of the new native landscape is much less. This means less time and money spent on maintenance and more money potentially spent on your employees. Cutting costs related to traditional landscape maintenance could generate more money for things that employees enjoy like more vacation time or even something as simple as company holiday parties. 

PlantNative states that The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined the estimated cost of maintenance for an average lawn is around $700 per year. This doesn't include any additional costs incurred by having things like ground covers, flowers, and shrubs. The most substantial cost of traditional landscaping is when irrigation. PlantNative estimated irrigation systems around
$10k for a half acre lot. Naturescapes do not need irrigation systems installed, they thrive with the amount of rain fall our environment provides. This means native landscapes do not add to our ongoing wasteful ways with water.  

Reducing the cost of maintaining a traditional landscape and opting to go with a native landscape is something companies can be proud of. Not only is this a healthier option for people and the environment, it can potentially create more perks and benefits for their employees. For more interesting information check out PlantNative through the link proved below.




  


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