Welcome to the GreenTech Lawn Care blog. Our purpose here is to educate and empower you when it comes to making decisions about lawn care and environmentally-friendly practices.
It’s important to note, whether you choose us for your lawn care needs or another company, be aware of the right questions to ask any company that will be providing a service for your home.
Questions such as: Are you licensed and insured? Do you guarantee your work and have examples of quality of work? How can I get ahold of you should an issue arise? Is sensitive information such as my form of payment secure with you?
At GreenTech Lawn Care we can answer yes to the above questions.
We also believe that we all have a part to play in terms of improving the environmental health our communities. Specifically, how do our collective consumption patterns in the lawn care segment impact the environment in our communities?
Who We Are
GreenTech Lawn Care was founded on the vision of creating a healthy community, one lawn at a time.
We are eco-minded entrepreneurs who want to care for your lawn in a sustainable way. What we want for your lawns is the same thing that any parent wants for a family: to care for it in a healthy, responsible, and cost-effect way.
Because healthy, eco-conscious lawn care practices translate into healthier, happier communities. When you and your family are safe from harmful chemicals and pollutants so prevalent in the business-as-usual lawn care industry, we all thrive.
What Makes Us Different
Many lawn care companies offer quality work and customer service at an affordable rate.
We offer the same quality work, customer service, at a competitive price in the most eco-friendly way possible.
We are the first lawn care company in Southwest Missouri to offer electric, solar-powered mowing along with organic offerings for lawn fertilization. The benefits of this approach to lawn care are many and include less pollution dirtying the air we breath, less noise in our neighborhoods, and fewer harmful chemicals entering our waterways that have been known to cause cancer.
Why approach lawn care this way?
Because we care about our environment and the places we call home.
Like any other industry, lawn care can have adverse effects on the environment. This is because of the large amount of acreage that is devoted to turf grass in the U.S. It is estimated that 40 million acres or 1.9% of land in the U.S. if turf grass! That’s about the size of the entire state of Missouri.
In terms of resource usage and mowing and maintaining all this grass, this translates into an unfathomable amount of water (7 billion gallons), gas (800 million gallons), and chemicals being consumed or wasted.
So, in the greater context of sustainability and environmental responsibility we see that lawn care has a large part to play.
We are doing our best to change the typical wasteful model of the lawn care industry.
So what is environmental sustainability in the first place?
What is Sustainability?
Sustainability in terms of the environment is defined as the ability to sustain our current quality of life on the planet with responsible resource use so future generations can enjoy the same or better quality of life as we do today.
It’s about making decisions that have our health and the future in mind. It’s about being responsible for our consumption patterns and actions so we can share a common place to live.
It’s not always easy or convenient but it’s simply the right thing to do for the planet.
We have briefly looked at how the lawn care industry has an impact on the environment and the communities in which we live. It’s important to keep in mind that whoever you choose to care for your lawn be trustworthy, licensed, and insured. It’s also important to ask what they are doing to be environmentally responsible.
At GreenTech lawn care we are striving to change the typical lawn care model and make it more eco-friendly.
We want to be a resource for you and educate you on options for taking care of your lawn.
We will be taking a look at specific topics in lawn care and environmental sustainability in this blog series. Stay tuned for more post every other week!
Until then, grab something warm to drink and hunker down for the winter :).