A Greener Way to Mow, Blow, and Go

As proprietor of “Indigenous Ingenuities,” a landscape design, install, and maintenance firm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Matthew Benzie pursues a multi-pronged program for greening his community. He uses organic products for coping with plant pests and diseases. He encourages customers to go native when it comes to selecting plants for populating their yards, and he sources his plant materials locally as much as he can. He also encourages clients to eliminate superfluous areas of lawn, and if they do insist on cultivating turf, he urges the use of alternative grasses and sedges that require mowing just once a year, or not at all. Nevertheless, there are still some clients who opt for a patch of traditional turf. Benzie even has a green strategy for dealing with this. He has transitioned his lawn maintenance crew away from the gasoline-powered equipment that used to fill the neighborhood with racket and fumes. Instead, Benzie’s employees use quieter and emission-free, battery powered ..
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A Greener Way to Mow, Blow, and Go  by  Thomas Christopher

As proprietor of “Indigenous Ingenuities,” a landscape design, install, and maintenance firm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Matthew Benzie pursues a multi-pronged program for greening his community. He uses organic products for coping with plant pests and diseases. He encourages customers to go native when it comes to selecting plants for populating their yards, and he sources his plant materials locally as much as he can. He also encourages clients to eliminate superfluous areas of lawn, and if they do insist on cultivating turf, he urges the use of alternative grasses and sedges that require mowing just once a year, or not at all. Nevertheless, there are still some clients who opt for a patch of traditional turf. Benzie even has a green strategy for dealing with this. He has transitioned his lawn maintenance crew away from the gasoline-powered equipment that used to fill the neighborhood with racket and fumes. Instead, Benzie’s employees use quieter and emission-free, battery powered ..
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