AGRONOMY

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Here at Mainscape, we strive to develop and execute high quality, science-based, proactive agronomic programs that enhance the beauty of the landscape while harmonizing with nature. 

PLANT NUTRITION

Maintaining healthy plants starts with good nutrition. The amounts and ratios of essential nutrients required by different planting types often vary, and the sources from which these elements are derived can make all the difference in how plants respond. In other words, there is a lot more to fertilizer than the three numbers on the bag! Our blends are customized based on plant species, soil texture and chemistry to ensure plants get what they need to provide an attractive, healthy and vigorous landscape.

MANAGING PLANT PESTS

Environmental stewardship is an integral part of Mainscape’s mission. We utilize Integrated Pest Management or “IPM” to keep plant pests suppressed below damaging thresholds. This strategy involves routine monitoring of the landscape to identify and remedy pest outbreaks early before they become widespread.  When curative treatment is needed, we target only areas where pests are active to reduce exposure and environmental impact. Preventative treatments are implemented for pests known to cause significant damage to shrubs or lawns.

SAFETY CULTURE AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Our goal is to care for the landscape in a manner that has the least potential to harm people, pets or the environment, and we take the safety of our team members and our customers very seriously. All of the products used in our IPM program are selected only after a rigorous review and approval process to ensure that they are as safe and effective as possible. Mainscape’s agronomy experts engage in ongoing research collaborations with universities and product manufacturers across the country, always seeking ways to evolve programs sustainably.

EDUCATION

Mainscape is committed to the education of team members in a dynamic industry where learning is key to keeping current with new information, technology and practices. We have over 50 Managers and Technicians with horticulture, irrigation and lawn care certifications that include the following:

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Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager (LICM)

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Commercial Pest Control Operator (CPCO)

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Florida Certified Horticultural Professional (FCHP)

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Best Management Practices certification (BMP)

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Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA)

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Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC)

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Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT)

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