We're dedicated to providing earth-friendly services to our customers and taking a green approach to our business. Here's a glimpse at some of the many green initiatives within our business to promote a healthy environment and lessen our ecological footprint.
This municipal waste product is recycled and shredded by Schönheit Gardens to become a valuable addition to any garden or landscape. Leaf mulch is available at the nursery from April through October in recyclable, reusable bags (we'll even give you a one dollar merchandise credit for returning the bag!). Delivery of bulk loads is also available with our biodiesel-run dump trucks. Click for more information about this great product.
NURSERY CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM
Our retail nursery and garden center accepts all nursery containers for recycling. Trays and nursery containers are brought to a recycling company where they are made into new nursery containers, plastic decking materials, fence posts, etc. We accept these containers and trays during regular seasonal nursery hours.
GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING
In striving to make Schönheit Gardens more environmentally friendly, Peter and Heidi have installed two geothermal heating and cooling systems on their properties. This method of climate control utilizes pipes that are laid in the ground, or in water, approximately 8 feet deep to pull ground heat energy out and compress it in order to heat and cool year round without using any fuels. Cardinal Heating and Cooling in Sun Prairie installed both systems for us.
MOWING WITH BIO-DIESEL EQUIPMENT
We offer a mowing service using our bio-diesel run mowing equipment. This service saves you the trouble of mowing the lawn yourself and gives you peace of mind knowing you are supporting a green practice.
FUTURE GREEN PROJECTS
Composting is a great way to recycle garden and yard "waste" and turn it into black gold to improve your soil and fuel the beauty of your garden. We have always been committed to this endeavor, but are excited to announce a new partnership with the Town of Burke. As of 2015, Town of Burke residents have been able to bring their yard waste to Schönheit Gardens for disposal. In turn, we will turn this into some beautiful compost to be used in area gardens.
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