For Property Managers

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Sustainable landscapes improve your property.

Clients today want "green" buildings and landscapes. Local codes and market forces are moving towards sustainable practices: soil restoration, reduced chemical use, water conservation, waste recycling, site appropriate plantings, and beautiful healthy green environments.

Some practices like hand weeding instead of pesticides cost a little more in labor, but many like mulching, grasscycling, and water conservation practices can reduce costs.

Sustainable landscaping benefits

  • Reduce water & waste disposal costs
  • Reduce chemical inputs
  • Grow healthier landscapes that look good year around
  • Attract environment-conscious customers

Landscape maintenance

Choosing a Landscape Professional Find an EnviroStars or EcoPRO certified professional, and learn what questions to ask when selecting a landscape or irrigation contractor.

Landscape Maintenance Plans Use these templates and specifications for sustainable maintenance contracts.

Managing your own landscape? Explore this site to learn more.

Landscape savings

Irrigation Tips & Rebates Irrigation system efficiency upgrades can cut water bills, and make healthier landscapes.

Green Your Business

Seattle Public Utilities services can help you reduce waste, save water, prevent pollution, and save money!
See Green Your Business to learn how.

Free green tools

Utility services

Additional resources

Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.