Environmental Sustainability

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Our Landscape Philosophy & Environmental Statement

“Sustainable” is a word we hear a lot these days. It feels like it has gone from being a good practice to an overused marketing tool. We have become numb to the real spirit of sustainability. My goal is to take care of creation as an innate practice and not because I am reminded to do so.

I was born and raised in the Seattle area. I have been inspired by natures beauty since I can remember. Whether innate or taught, I have an awareness and reverence for our environment. My family frequently hiked the Cascades and Olympics. I cherish the time I spent sitting on massive granite boulders, studying the sculpted hillsides and absorbing the sound of a babbling brook. My father gave our family a strong appreciation for our environment and the raw beauty of nature. As a child I was stunned to see a McDonald's bag flung from a car window spoiling the natural roadside beauty. Or seeing oil coating the asphalt in a parking lot and thinking "that can't be good for the fish." The beauty of nature inspired me. The carelessness of our culture bothered me.

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Our motto at Reynolds Landscape is "The intelligent use of nature." This relates to the conscious, thought out application of natures beauty to functional human space. We build all styles of landscapes from natural, traditional and modern. But no matter your style preference, our goal is that, when completed, it will look as if it belongs, as if it is a part of nature.

Our motto also relates to sustainability. We sculpt ground to create and maintain water control and erosion prevention. We build pathways, stairways and patios whose foundations use the natural characteristics of the ground. We install plants which grow well in their native environment and get better with age.

The intelligent use of nature also refers to with the byproduct of a landscape project. We recycle concrete driveways, sod, plastic, office papers, soil and boulders. We re-use old wood or recycle it. Our topsoil provider custom mixes organic material into our soil for optimal plant health. We grind brush to make compost. Plastics and metals found on site are salvaged or recycled.

At Reynolds Landscape we create sustainable landscapes with an intimate knowledge of our Northwest environment. Our landscape designs demonstrate a clear understanding and belief in working with nature not against it. Talented, experienced installers build every landscape with passion and care.

"Sustainable" may be overused and misused but at Reynolds Landscape we are committed to not only sustaining but intelligently improving a sustainable environment on every piece of property our clients entrust us with. It is in our DNA. It is who we are.

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Jim Reynolds
Owner & Founder

Testimonials

I have worked with Jim and his crew on my last two homes.  I have nothing but pleasant thoughts.  Professional and punctual.  Jim has a good eye for design.

Tom & Sandra – Lake Forest Park

We had no clue what could be done with our yard but we wanted something special. Jim listened to our ideas and came up with a perfect plan. We love the outdoors and wanted to spend time in our yard. ...

Robert McLeod – Redmond

  We are delighted with our new outdoor living room and connecting spaces. Our project created a welcoming environment at every entrance/exit of the house and improved upon previous outdoor ...

Mary Jane – Issaquah

I enjoyed working with Jim and his team so much I only wish I had more projects for him to do right now!  They are courteous, respectful, careful of the surroundings and very pleasant to work ...

Mike & Penny – Woodinville

This project took 8 days to complete from bush removal to dirt work and mulch and replanting of plants, bushes, trees and boulders. Jim(the owner) went over price options and was great to deal with. ...

Jill – Woodinville

The waterfall and rock work in my backyard exceeded my expectations.  Reynolds Landscape was a pleasure to work with, from planning to finish.

Camillo & Sarah – Sammamish

  I had worked with Jim Reynolds and his crew last year, so I already knew their work. There were no surprises this year. They were on time, worked quickly, made suggestions for improvements, and ...

Kristina – Bellevue

Jim redid our back yard/patio area last summer…not particularly a huge job but it did completely change (huge improvement) the feel of the yard. I would definitely hire him again. Jim was detailed ...

Steve & Karen – Woodinville

Jim Reynolds and his crew were a pleasure to work with... If I wanted something done they either did it or explained why it couldn't be done. If I didn't like something they did, it was redone ...

Donald – Everett

Delivers a quality product on time, on budget. Would not hesitate to call upon them in the future or recommend to others.

Charlie & Lori Ann – Seattle

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