LMC’s commitment to being “green” is not just a trend. It, in fact, has long been a part of our everyday life. Our decision to be stewards of our environment was in place years before it was talked about on the news, advertised on new trendy products, or used as an ‘it’ word. As a part of the horticulture industry, it is our responsibility to be leaders and educators on what it means to not only reduce our effect on the planet, but how to make it a better place. By nature, what we do is plant shrubs, flowers and trees. However, the extra measures we take set us apart from the pack.
At our office, we recycle paper, printer cartridges, toner, light bulbs, aluminum, glass, plastic, leaves, grass clippings, and other organic debris. We concentrate on the most efficient routing possible for our crews. The first property they visit every day is the farthest away from our office and they work their way back throughout the day. This might seem like a small detail, but it greatly reduces fuel consumption by limiting the amount of time our fleet is sitting in the Houston traffic. We have on-site mechanics that maintain our small equipment to the highest standard. This keeps our equipment running efficiently and reduces overall emissions. Imagine how much motor oil our large modern fleet can use. We have contracted an oil disposal company to dispose of that oil.
Currently, LMC maintains one of the only LEED “gold” certified buildings in the city of Houston, located at 11000 Equity Drive. This building was the recipient of the 2007 green building award given by the Houston Business Journal in addition to six other awards given by different trade organizations. We use 100% organic materials to fertilize the lawn and bed areas. The same philosophy is used for the treatment of weeds and pests. We are capable of delivering the same products, services and expertise for your property. LMC also offers several different water conservation solutions. Irrigation water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. If this is something that interests you, do not hesitate to inquire. We feel like our industry is headed in this direction, and we’re glad to be a part of that. It is the right thing to do for our earth and our children.