[Bloomington, 05/03/2019] – Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana.” U.S. Lawns aims to preserve that legacy by offering its hardscape services to commercial properties in the city. The company understands that distinction between softscapes like bushes, grass, and trees and hardscapes like concrete and brick is important in creating a welcoming environment for customers. Its team of experts have years of experience in planning and constructing hardscapes that work well with their customers’ place of business.
What Makes for Good Hardscape?
Hardscapes aren’t just for cosmetic purposes. Innovations, such as permeable pavers, limit stormwater runoffs and filter water pollutants, according to the Water Environment Federation’s Stormwater Report. Stormwater runoff is rainwater that remains on paved surfaces like concrete.
Stormwater runoffs carry pollutants found on paved surfaces, which may cause diseases and damage plant life. According to an infographic by engineering consulting firm Rettew, called “What is Stormwater and How Does it Affect Plant Life?”,permeable pavers absorb stormwater and redistribute it slowly into the ground or a storage tank, creating a cleaner environment.
Cooling Through Reflection
Materials with high solar reflectance like light-colored concrete help with keeping the environment cool, too, according to a report by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) titled “Solar Reflectance of Concretes for Leed Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat Island Effect.”
The heat island effect happens when a specific area is hotter than its surroundings. Cities are prone to this effect because its pavements don’t absorb heat as soil does, the United States Environmental Protection Agency says. Heat islands are more apparent in places with darker pavements, according to the PCA study.
The reverse happens to light-colored ones; they reflect heat from the sun better. When combined with tree shades and water evaporation from plants, light-colored pavements can keep the environment cool.
U.S. Lawns works closely with businesses to help them create harmony between their softscapes and hardscapes. Its experts create environment-friendly designs that work with the customer’s budget. They also oversee the construction of the hardscape beyond completion by providing maintenance services as well. The company provides services to commercial properties in Bloomington and its surrounding areas like Clear Creek, Ellettsville, and Monroe County.
About U.S. Lawns
A leading commercial landscape services provider with decades of experience, U.S. Lawns has over 250 locations across the country. Its network of owner-operators have teams of well-equipped experts who are ready to handle customers' landscaping needs. The company's services include maintenance, improvement, lawn care, irrigation, tree care, snow and ice management, hardscape, and multi-location services.
To know more about U.S. Lawns and its services, visit https://uslawns.com/locations/in/bloomington/.