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McHale Receives Honors for Sustainable Landscaping Efforts

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At McHale Landscape Design, each design-build project is undertaken with an eye toward sustainable landscaping. Whether populating gardens with native plants, which aid the environment by reducing the need for fertilizers and pesticides, or installing green roofs that improve air quality, promote biodiversity, and conserve energy, our team remains dedicated to making clients’ homes – and their world – a better place to live.

McHale was recently recognized for our sustainable landscaping practices by being named a preferred contractor by CleanScapes in Howard County, a reimbursement program that offers financial incentives to homeowners to remediate and clean their storm water. McHale was featured in a CleanScapes power point presentation which is screened at public forums to educate residents on issues regarding runoff and its effects on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Additionally, on Feb. 27, 2016, McHale landscape designer Grace Schneider was honored during The Master Watershed Steward and Consortium Member of the Year Awards, hosted during the Watershed Stewards Academy’s annual “Spring Into Action” conference in Davidsonville, Md.

The non-profit Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) trains and supports citizens to engage their communities in reducing pollution and restoring waterways.  Stewards work within their neighborhoods to install projects like rain gardens and conservation landscapes to capture polluted runoff.

Schneider, a Master Watershed Steward and a Consortium member, received the WSA Consortium Member of the Year Award for her input and implementation of the Clean Water Communities program in Linthicum where she served as the project manager for the installation of the RainScaping practices. She also served as an instructor of the Master Watershed Steward Certification Course and a mentor for Steward Capstone projects.

Like Schneider, conservation is the key for all professionals comprising McHale Landscape Design. We follow the standards implemented by the American Nurseryman Association and Landscape Contractors of America. The McHale team is licensed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Home Improvement Commission and follows every regulation, including soil test and nutrient management programs.

Contact us today to find out more about McHale’s sustainable landscaping services.