Luke Kalawsky has a passion for all things trees, plants, and landscape design. He has designed numerous landscapes as the head designer in the Surprise, Arizona region until he became a manager of our Central Phoenix Nursery. He now dedicates his knowledge, expertise, and creative capabilities to help the masses discover how to design, plant, and maintain their landscapes with his writings.
TREES CREATE OXYGEN
It’s no secret that trees help the environment. We can think of trees as being the lungs of our planet. Trees create the air we breathe and filter air pollution. Planting more trees is one of the best things we can do for our local environment, and for our planet. This is why so many forward-thinking companies are beginning to create tree-planting initiatives, and at Moon Valley Nurseries, planting trees is our specialty! Planting trees can improve our quality of life too. The more we plant, the better!
TREES AND PLANTS HELP WITH SOIL EROSION
Soil erosion is the loss of topsoil, which is the upper layer of soil that contains the most organic and nutrient-rich material. This can occur when we get heavy rains in our area that can cause damage to structures and piping. By planting trees and plants, you can help to negate the effects of soil erosion. Trees with hearty, deep roots are going to provide the most benefit as they tend to stabilize the soil and can help pull water out of an over-saturated area. It’s also a good idea to plant shrubs and other shallow-rooting plants to help reduce runoff by holding soil in place with their root systems.
TREES BENEFIT THE EARTH & YOU TOO!
When you plant leafy shade trees, you create multiple benefits in your landscape. To start, you are planting a tree that releases oxygen and clean air into the atmosphere. Beyond that, shade trees are able to allow your air conditioning system to more efficiently cool your home, conserving energy and lowering your electric bills at the same time! Talk about a sustainable landscape!
Stop by your local Moon Valley Nurseries this Earth day and speak with our nursery pros about celebrating our world with your yard. Make one of our many nursery locations your spot for your Earth Day activities! We are happy to help you select the best trees and plants for your landscape and create a paradise in your yard, all while maintaining the wonderful earth we live on. We also offer professional design consultations if you are looking for expert advice and landscape design ideas. Visit the Moon this Earth Day and plant a tree or two, you might just save the world!