Unkempt lawns, like heads shampooed with Mountain Dew, are plagued with stunted growth, premature bald spots, and a neon-yellow tinge. Feed lawns to help them flourish with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a consultation and organic lawn-fertilization treatment for lawns up to 5,000 square feet (a $117 value), plus $50 toward future services, from Greenwise. This Groupon is valid within 15 miles of Evanston.
Greenwise embraces organic, low-impact techniques to help homeowners build a sustainable, renewable relationship with their lawns. A Greenwise professional will begin by surveying turf, pointing out problem areas, and giving instructions about how to combat problematic weed, grub, or dung-beetle dwellings. After recommending applicable chemical-free services, backyards up to 5,000 square feet will be blanketed in a nitrogen-rich fertilization treatment that will improve soil nutrition and turf density.
Groupon holders will also get $50 toward future Greenwise services, including garden maintenance ($40/man/hour), grub prevention ($53/application), and a mosquito spray ($53/application). Greenwise blade beauticians can also lavish lawns in fall soil aeration ($81). Price estimates for all future service options are based on an average 3,000-square-foot lawn and are tiered to increase for larger property sizes. As a green-landscaping company, Greenwise advocates a sustainable approach to lawn care, retrofitting all mowers to burn on energy-efficient propane and using organic lawn products free of petroleum and polar-bear-toenail clippings.
As their name implies, Greenwise specializes in 100% eco-friendly landscaping services. Their maintenance packages for residential or commercial lawns use sustainable, renewable alternative products to keep Mother Nature from giving them a stern lecture. Propane- or electric-driven mowers trim grass with low amounts of emissions and their grass seed is fused with beneficial fungi that nourish turf without the need for added chemicals. Additionally, their fertilizers use nutrient-rich compost comprised of molasses and yeast, and weeds and harmful insects are eliminated with nontoxic, all-natural products.
Greenwise’s devotion to lowering carbon footprints extends to their landscaping design as well. They plant organic gardens that blossom with fresh fruits and vegetables to add aesthetic beauty to yards and cut down on trips to the grocer. They are also proponents of working with native flora, which make for a more sustainable garden and attract native birds and butterflies to yards to entertain bored lawn ornaments.