SUSTAINABILITY

” NATURE IS NOT A PLACE TO VISIT. IT IS HOME.”

Gary Snider

Sustainability is a model of production, a basic element which is the equilibrium between the production of raw materials and goods and the natural resources and energy which are consumed for that aim. The rate of exploitation of natural resources is smaller than those which are replaced in the environment, which is something that guarantees the longevity of the planet and the expansion of the human race. What plays a big role in this process are practices like recycling, renewable sources of energy and the bioclimatic design of projects.

Simple Green landscape services, true to the sustainability model since its foundation in 2008, creates landscapes based on the following principles:

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The right plant for the right place!

Since we are carrying out projects in Greece, we are dedicated to the principles of the Mediterranean Garden. The choice of hardy plants and how they are grouped together in the landscape is based on the positive synergy between them, their low demand of water and nutritional elements, and the microclimate. Thus, the plants are healthy and robust requiring the minimum maintenance.
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Not even one drop of water lost!

We are ‘obsessed’ with the correct water management. We group plants together according to their common water needs. We use state-of-the art technology for the watering systems. We recommend and apply methods of using water resources which are lost if they are not exploited. Those include: a) rainwater from roofs and yards and b) grey waters, in other words water from washing machines, bathroom basins and showers, which can be filtered using natural processes and used for watering the garden. Water is PRECIOUS!
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Ecology, Recycling, Energy

We use the greenery in a garden’s microenvironment with the aim of creating a self-contained, sustainable ecosystem, which will improve the building aesthetically and energywise. Common practices are the planting of deciduous trees around the building, as well as Green roofs. Apart from the aesthetic value that their seasonal changes offer, deciduous tree shade a building during the summer and allow the sun to heat the building during winter, which is of great benefit energywise for a building and economical for its owner. The leaves that fall in the winter are an excellent raw material for compost, which will fertilise our plants for the next germination period.

SGLS’ attempt to improve its services following these principles is continual, for this reason our team is continuously training in new methods and practices.

Green Roofs

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Mediterranean Gardens

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Water Management

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