sustainable land & water management
Corporate sites and commercial campuses across the metro area are increasingly seeking ways to create sustainable properties. Wild flowers and native grasses require more thought and work than simply scattering seeds. Careful planning and maintenance is required so that a diverse crop of desirable plants dominate over invasive weeds.
More importantly, landscapes that place a priority on water quality and habitat restoration can be peaceful retreats for employees and clients and this takes year-round attention and management. Evoqua Technologies’ employees enjoy their “Native Prairie Viewed from Parking Lot” when they pull into work in the morning. Snow and ice management around native prairie areas requires implementing unique anti-icing strategies. Snow strategies must also consider snow pile locations to avoid stacking in native areas due to the issues sedimentation poses to the ecosystem which can destroy the beauty of the growing season.
The view in “A Peaceful Meander” is taken from an extensive boardwalk behind Methodist Hospital. It is the product of years of reclamation and restoration of a portion of Minnehaha Creek and a critical watershed. In partnership with the hospital, Account Manager, David Eddy maintains the continuity of stewardship from the hospital grounds to this beautiful oasis. This takes “healing garden” to a whole new level. As a winter client, Methodist Hospital also requires limited use of salt on its property. However, a hospital has a higher mandate with respect to the 24/7 safety of staff, visitors and patients. Prescription Landscape is able to meet this demand while also safeguarding water quality.