Bluegrass Landscapes

Starting in 2012, and expanding in 2014 to offer landscaping, we service many types of properties, including residential, equine, and small commercial.  We utilize the latest techniques, materials, and equipment to provide superior service at affordable rates.  We strive daily to be the best Landscaper in Georgetown, Lexington, Nicholasville, Versailles, and Frankfort.

Bluegrass Landscapes is a full-service landscaping company with a straightforward and unique design/build philosophy. Believing in having one professional handle the job from that first site meeting, it’s conception on paper, and to the realization on your property allows a smooth flow and less chance of confusion.  By doing this you are able to communicate and work with a single individual, where you can share your thoughts and idea’s with them to bring them, in collaboration, to life.

We are designed and built with one philosophy in mind, that you the customer should come first.  This means that we worry about the budget, the schedule, the project, and your happiness the whole time, not just our profit.

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Current Sustainable Practices

Below are the initiatives Leisure Lawn has completed on the Green Check scorecard.

Sustainability Management and the Green Team

  • Develop a written Comprehensive Sustainability Plan that includes goals in these categories: Sustainability Goals Roles & Responsibilities, Policies & Procedures, Activities & Impact, and Timelines.
  • Designate a Sustainability Coordinator or Green Team responsible for managing sustainability initiatives.
  • Hold quarterly Green Team meetings.
  • Provide time for quarterly updates from Sustainability Coordinator in upper management meetings.

Awareness, Education, and Outreach

  • Provide a sustainability information board in a common area such as a break room or kitchen.
  • Include a sustainability statement and training in all new hire materials.
  • Host annual trainings or workshops to educate employees about sustainability issues, policies and procedures.
  • Create an annual green employee award to highlight employee sustainability efforts.

Energy Efficiency

  • Establish a power-down policy and checklist that includes items such as shutting off lights at night.
  • Establish a regular filter maintenance policy for your HVAC system.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing that requires Energy Star rated appliances and electronics.
  • Establish a dress code that encourages employees to dress for thermal comfort.
  • Install power strips for computers and equipment to power down during non-business hours.
  • Insulate roof to control energy loss.
  • Daylight work spaces wherever possible.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Implement a basic recycling program.
  • Provide clearly marked recycling bins at work stations and/or in common areas. Recycling bins must be paired with a waste bin.
  • Train and require janitorial service or staff responsible for cleaning to segregate waste and recyclable materials.
  • Establish a policy for environmentally friendly printing such as twosided printing, reusing copy paper, and electronic document sharing.
  • Establish an electronic waste policy that diverts all e-waste away from landfill.
  • Create a landfill diversion goal.
  • Develop or participate in an existing composting program.

Water Conservation

  • Establish a policy for purchase of high efficiency (i.e. WaterSense) rated fixtures and appliances.

Water Quality

  • Establish a policy for proper hazardous waste and chemical disposal.
  • Establish a policy for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, distribute to staff, and post in key areas.

Urban Forestry and Landscapes

  • Establish a sustainability statement for landscape contracts.
  • Establish a native species-only plant replacement policy for tree and shrub planting.
  • Remove all invasive species from property.
  • Establish an Integrated Pest Management policy to reduce use of pesticides in the landscape.
  • Establish environmentally friendly lawn care policies to reduce chemical pesticide and fertilizer use.
  • Plant a pollinator garden.
  • Plant a rain garden.

Sustainable Purchasing

  • Establish a policy for reducing the toxic chemicals/materials in your workplace.
  • Establish a policy to purchase non-Styrofoam cups and plates for use at the workplace or at events.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing locally, if available.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

Transportation Efficiency

  • Establish and implement a no-idling policy.
  • Hold an employee seminar highlighting alternative modes of transportation.
  • Conduct a commuter or employee transportation survey.
  • Adopt a telecommuting option and make it available to employees.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).

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