Have you ever wondered how a landscape company could be 'green'? We all put plants in the ground and take care of them. This is not enough. At Insite, I go further to make the world a better and happier place.


First of all, I do drive a ¾ ton truck. I did a lot of research before buying this truck. I thought that a half-ton truck would work and be cheaper but, I was wrong. The larger truck can move more than twice as much in one trip than the smaller truck. The larger truck’s mileage remains nearly steady when empty or loaded. The smaller half-ton truck’s mileage drops dramatically when loaded to about that of the larger ¾ ton. So fewer trips, less fuel, less emissions, and less time equals more material moved. The ¾ ton truck wins out on my green scale.


Next up is the other equipment used by landscapers in general. They use gas powered wheelbarrows, mini skid loaders, full-size skid loaders, and other gas powered equipment. They are all loud, use fossil fuels, and emit pollution. At Insite, I use my shovels, rakes, two-wheeled wheelbarrow, and my back to do over 90% of my work. I even load all of my mulch with a pitchfork. Sure this takes more time, but my time keeps the environment cleaner and gives me a more personal connection with my work.


Finally, I use native plants whenever possible. I do not want you to be unhappy when your tree or shrub dies. I want the plant to live with the least amount of inputs possible. You should not have to fertilize or spray your plants with fungicides or pesticides to keep them alive and looking good. Native plants need the least amount of care and survive the harsh and wide variations that our Iowa weather gives them.


So, when you are looking for a difference between landscapers that provide high quality work at a fair price, think about the impact each business has upon the environment both locally and globally. Insite – doing it different because I care.

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I received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University. I have years of experience that provide Insite with the tools to perform many landscape services including design, installation, renovations, maintenance, and anything in-between.
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass. - Dogen