Our Green Distinction

We offer our services not only with the highest quality, but with a keen awareness of the importance of protecting our natural environment. While “being green” may be a catch phrase with other companies, at Landscape Solutions our commitment to eco-friendly practices is demonstrated in our lawn and landscape maintenance practices and in the methods we use to provide our services.

Propane-Powered Mowers

We started with the innovative approach of integrating our fleet with mowers powered by propane instead of gasoline. Landscape solutions was the first landscape company in central Indiana to make this type of commitment to environmental conservation. For several years now, our entire mower fleet has been 100% propane-powered.

Propane-Powered Production Vehicles

But our commitment doesn’t stop with our mowers. What about the fuel and emissions from the vehicles our staff drives to job sites? So we converted all of our production vehicles to also be fueled by propane instead of gasoline. Since 2013, the majority of our production vehicles are now powered by propane.

Alternatively-Fueled Fleet Vehicles

Our people now drive the environmentally conscious Chevy Volt, a hybrid vehicle powered by electricity and gasoline that can easily average 900 miles between fill-ups!

Why Propane?

Decreasing our carbon footprint and our negative impact on the environment is so important to us at Landscape Solutions, we have adopted propane — an alternative fuel that is a more responsible choice than gasoline. Propane is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. It is nontoxic and not harmful to water or soil.

Less Harmful Emissions

When compared to gasoline, the use of propane to power our mowers and fleet vehicles cuts the amount of harmful greenhouse gas emissions in half. The use of propane over gasoline reduces the amount of carcinogens and toxins released into the air, such as toluene and benzene, by as much as 90%. The exhaust from propane-powered mowers releases 60 – 70% less smog-producing hydrocarbons over that of gasoline-powered mowers. The use of propane significantly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrous oxide released into the air — gases that contribute to climate change.

Lessening our Dependence on Foreign Oil

Besides the negative impact on our environment, our growing dependence on gasoline and foreign oil has left the United States vulnerable to fluctuating prices and supply interruptions. Because over 90% of the propane we use in this country is produced domestically, the more propane we use, the less we rely on foreign oil.

Because we are using a domestically-produced fuel, less energy is used to transport the fuel. Our country’s economy benefits as more fuel is produced domestically, contributing to the economy and job growth.

Better Efficiency

Because propane is a cleaner-burning fuel than gasoline, our mowers run more efficiently and require less frequent maintenance. Routine upkeep like oil changes, required often for gasoline-powered mowers, is not necessary for our machines. This saves us even more in cost, labor, and capital investments in equipment — savings we can pass on to our clients and invest in advances in green technology.

A Higher Standard of Living in the Communities We Serve

At Landscape Solutions, we are aware that we provide our services in public places — businesses, schools, and neighborhoods. The people who live and work in these places have the right to breathe clean air, free of pollutants. The emissions produced by our equipment and vehicles affect the people in those places.

For those in high-risk groups, such as the elderly or those with chronic lung diseases, these emissions can have an even greater impact on their quality of life. Our decision to use alternative fuels reduce exposure to carcinogenic gases and airborne toxins for people in the places we serve. Propane is safer, being less flammable than diesel or gasoline and it is not harmful to water or soil.

Not Just Conservation — It’s About Stewardship

There is much more to our environment than the appearance of the landscape around us. Our environment consists of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the chemicals that make it into our soil, and even the sounds we hear. We at Landscape Solutions consider ourselves to be stewards of all of that and strive to provide all of our services in the most environmentally conscious ways possible.

During the winter months, we plow snow with our alternatively-fueled fleet vehicles and combat the ice with safer-for-the-environment ice melting chemicals. We combat noise pollution by using small engine equipment equipped with low tone technology. We offer certified organic fertilizer for turf. These all-natural products are effective but are safer to people, animals, and ecosystems. To our clients, we recommend technologies such as pressure regulated spray heads, rain/moisture sensors and smart controllers to create more efficient, water-conserving irrigation systems.

Landscape Solutions offers a premium service whereby clients receive a certain number of Indiana native trees, installed on their property at no additional charge, based on the acreage of their property. This gesture is to thank our clients, to beautify the landscape, and to further offset any negative impact we may have on our environment with a positive measure.

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