Learn about Sustainability
Sustainscape, Inc. is dedicated to educating our community and considers education to be one of our primary responsibilities as stewards of our environment. We have a wealth of knowledge on subjects ranging from organic fertilization, sustainability, native plants, trees, beneficial insects, and more. We have created this education portal to share some of this knowledge with you.
Broward SCORE Radio Show with Dennis de Zeeuw
Sustainscape in Boca Raton was recently honored by SCORE as a leading local business. Owner Dennis de Zeeuw tells us how he launched the business, the challenges he faced and how SCORE mentors helped him overcome those challenges.
Right Tree Right Place
Dennis de Zeeuw presents a talk on how native tree canopy, shrubs and ground cover promote beneficial insects, birds and butterflies; and how the city, it’s property owners, renters and landscape ordinance can increase native habitat in Lake Worth.
Courtesy of The Lake Worth City Tree Board
What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.
– Albert Einstein
Many people believe or perceive much of florida soils as “sand.” After all, we are the floating sandbar of the South! When they go to the beach or walk around a beach property, it is very sandy. However, in many coastal hammocks (before vegetation was removed),...
Turn off the sprinklers when you receive ample rain during the fall, winter and spring months. When it is cool and moist, fungus will form in St. Augustine and Zoysia grasses. We recommend spraying Liquid Vitae organic fertilizer to reduce damage, but there is really...
Mulch has two very important functions in the landscape: weed control and nutrient protection. Mulch is used to defend against noxious or invasive weeds. Mulch also has another important job. It protects the top layer of soil (Topsoil) in the bedding areas. ...
We working hard on bringing you a comprehensive article on all of the reasons you should be harvesting rainwater... come back soon for more information!
A short term solution that introduces caustic fertilizers into your landscaping can very well have harmful effects longer down the road. Chemicals developed to bring a quick ‘greening’ to your lawn, floral beds, and shrubbery can begin to condense over time, infusing...
Florida Keys blackbead Pithecellobium keyense
Gumbo Limbo Bursera simaruba
Prairie Iris Iris hexagona
Ink Berry Ilex glabra
Blanket Flower Gaillardia pulchella