Our sustainability mission

As the largest residential landscaping company in the United States, Yardzen will do our part to offset climate change in every yard design.

In this country alone, there are more than 130 million residential lots. Sustainable landscaping in these spaces will help to halt the devastation of our warming planet.

YARDZEN IS HELPING MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THE

Our effort to support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems by encouraging the use of climate-adapted and habitat-supporting plants in yards throughout the United States. By planting ecosystem-sustaining species in every yard, we create natural habitats for beneficial insects and pollinating birds, bees, and butterflies.

100,000+


pollinator plants planted

Yardzen designs encourage plants that support healthy
habitats and wildlife corridors throughout the United States

50,000+

trees planted

Yardzen designs promote tree planting to increase biodiversity, support
ecosystems and reduce heat island effects throughout the United States

1,125,000+

gallons of water saved

Yardzen yards help save water every year, with special
attention paid to areas experiencing extreme drought conditions

25,000+

edible plants planted

Yardzen designs encourage growing the local food movement
and encouraging organic gardening in homeowners of all ages

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Collaborating with industry-leaders focused on sustainability

Our promise for every Yardzen landscape design

Made from recycled plastics

From decking to furniture, our designs promote recycled materials to support ocean health

Site-smart planting

We select native and climate adapted plants to reduce water usage and maintenance

High-quality manufacturing

We partner with brands that produce long-lasting products to decrease consumption and waste

FSC-approved wood

We recommend outdoor furniture and materials that support sustainable forest management practices

Habitat-supporting plants

We promote native and keystone plants to support biodiversity, strengthen ecosystems, and fortify wildlife corridors

Made in the United States

We recommend regionally sourced materials and furnishings to reduce our carbon footprint

Energy-efficient designs

Our designs use tree canopy and ground-level planting to diminish heat islands and home energy consumption

Responsible water use

Our designs capture water on-site to recharge groundwater, reduce flooding, and keep pollutants out of local waterways.

Our design and build philosophy

We aim to deliver exactly what you want, with a focus
on sustainability and achievability.

Plants

Native and ecologically adapted, wherever possible. Sustainable and resilient landscape design is best, and that sometimes means working with the established plants you already have — we’ll try to give them a second life with new companion plants. A resilient yard can survive with little water and maintenance, endures through harsh weather and the rigors of use by kids and pets, keeps invasives at bay and contributes to local habitat and tree canopy, grows lush and abundant year after year. Only those plants that are suited for your yard will thrive, so cut to the chase and work from that palette.

Materials

Form should follow function without sacrifice. We’re experts in the basics — decking, paving and stone — and we’ll gladly explain the pros and cons of each. We’ll take into account not just your climate but who uses your outdoor spaces. (Have an energetic dog that races across your back patio? We’ll guide you toward something that will stand up to scratches.) We aim to stay current on the latest in emerging sustainable materials and will suggest something special or repurposed if it makes sense for your project.

Water

Low water by default. Unless you specify otherwise, we’ll choose plants that are already acclimated to your climate and conditions, and cut down on water requirements naturally.

Lawns

Alternatives are worth exploring. If you want a lush, green lawn we’re certainly not going to stand in your way. But we might politely explain the advantages of alternatives, like low-water ground cover and artificial turf, which we prefer.

Design

We’re experts who are executing your vision. We want to know everything about you, your property, and how you want to live in your outdoor spaces, in addition to all of your property’s unique characteristics. Then we’ll deliver a design that — depending on the creative agency you’ve granted us permission to express — either closely reflects what you want, or introduces the new ideas you’re looking for. We aim to deliver a design that will thrive, where that’s defined by both being beautiful and functional, and also helping with local ecology by providing habitat, vegetative cover and stormwater capture. Our ultimate goal is to help you spend more quality time outdoors in the comfort of your own sanctuary. Good design is how we get you there.

We’ll support your initiative for good

Grow Grants are Yardzen’s way of funding sustainability projects of all kinds, built and maintained by you, for social good.

GET FUNDED

We award $500 grants regulary