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

Eight years and our garden looks wonderful. We would not hesitate to recommend Reynolds Landscape and team.

Nelson & Cheryl – Kirkland

They have done landscape construction for 2 houses for us. He really listens to what I want. He makes suggestions but honors the budget that I give him.

Bruce & Candace – Bellevue

We have been very pleased with the work done by Reynolds Landscape.  We love the layout of our backyard and the selection of plants.

Don & Linda – Redmond

We are very happy.  Accommodating to changes and great at communication.  Thanks – we will be glad to be a reference.

Paul & Donna – Carnation

We had a beautiful front and back yard to enjoy the summer of 2009, thanks to the design and implementation by the Reynolds Landscape team.  We hope to do more in the future with Jim.

Tony & Lynn – Mercer Island

We were very pleased with the final results of our backyard landscaping. You never know when you start how the finished product will actually look, but Jim and his foreman made sure that we were ...

Phil – Seattle

Jim's team graded my side yard, put down a patio, added a rockery and landscaping, and also added a flagstone patio in the front of the house. Every day the site was clean when they left. Everything ...

Danielle – Seattle

I have used Reynolds Landscape for a major grounds remodel at my business and for smaller projects at both my residential and professional buildings. Jim and his crew truly provide an artistic touch ...

Dr Lynn – Monroe

We had Reynold's Landscaping come out to the house to do a patio extension. The crew was professional, courteous, clear in their explanation of the process and thorough in the clean up. We're ...

Tony & Mika

They were very professional and knowledgeable. They also cleaned up thoroughly after every day they worked. They kept me very aware of how the job was going and made sure that I was very happy ...

Stella – Bothell

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