Jacobsen Landscape Spearheading Earth Day Project at Pascack Valley High School
MIDLAND PARK, N.J. - March 29, 2011 - On Earth Day 2011, students at Pascack?Valley High School in Hillsdale will work side by side with professionals from Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction to revitalize the courtyard in the middle of the local school.
Over one year in planning, the project will culminate on April 22 when native plants ranging from rhododendrons to perennials will be planted as part of the joint beautification effort. Members of the school's Environmental Club will do the actual plantings, while Jacobsen Landscape will handle the removal of the overgrown grasses that are currently choking the pond, as well as coordinating delivery of the plants, shrubs and other supplies.
In addition to actual plantings, Jacobsen Landscape professionals, led by Michael Hartmann, Landscape Designer, and Ben Grace, an Irrigation Designer, have been addressing the school's Environmental Club to discuss some of the sustainable innovations the landscape industry is advocating, including "water smart irrigation," native plants and rain gardens.
"The students have showed a tremendous interest in the environmental initiatives the landscape industry has developed to make our environment ‘greener' in more than one sense of the word,"says Hartmann. "Jacobsen Landscape is glad to help educate the environmental leaders of the future while at the same time playing a role in beautifying their school and community."
In addition to labor provided by Jacobsen?Landscape as part of its community outreach initiative, Hartmann will be reaching out to local nurseries will request donations of the actual plantings that will be used to renovate the school's courtyard.
Now in its 33rd year in business, Jacobsen Landscape is a full-service company specializing in design/build, residential and commercial property maintenance, irrigation/water management, outdoor lighting, and commercial snow removal. The organization has been recognized nationally as one of the top landscape companies in America by Landscape Management Magazine and was featured on nationally syndicated Home & Garden (HGTV) for its award winning design of a unique, urban residential backyard in Hoboken, N.J. Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction can be reached at www.jacobsenlandscape.com.