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McCoy Horticultural Services

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services, Inc.
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Business Description: 
Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services, Inc. was established in 1993 with the vision of providing high-quality artistry and customer value through a clear and present resolve for proper plant placement and a plant’s cultural needs. With this modest idea, we’ve evolved into a green industry leader in the rapidly emerging segment of ecological horticulture/organic land care.
Contact Person: 
Richard A. McCoy
Business Location: 
420 Rt 31 N
08551 Ringoes , NJ
United States
40° 23' 45.924" N, 74° 50' 51.522" W
Renewal Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Management and Leadership
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
Our preference for organic material eliminates spending on toxic synthetic chemicals and pesticides and thus lessens support for the corporations that make them, and increases the incentive for healthier alternatives.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Our turf applications, flea, tick, and mosquito prevention techniques, choice of plants (including native), rain gardens, and corrective services such as root collar excavation and soil health management are all organic and ecologically conscious. We provide a more healthy and sustainable alternative to toxic synthetic pesticides which benefits the friends, families, and pets of our clients as well as native animals, insects, and the plants themselves.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
We strive to not only spread awareness in the community and reach people who will help us do so - our internal goals toward increased sustainability are just as vital and include transitioning our power equipment to all electronically-powered (rechargeable onsite with solar-powered trailer) a to lessen our use of fossil fuels.
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
In 2021, McCoy Horticultural converted its maintenance fleet to electric, battery-powered equipment including mowers, blowers, chainsaws, shears, and more. In addition, it became the first AGZA (American Green Zone Alliance) certified service provider in New Jersey.
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Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
A property with native plants (and rain gardens) requires less water and soil maintenance than one with non-natives. Our practices save clients money in water bills and maintenance costs. Note: Native plants save our clients 20-50% of their outdoor water use per year. The below numbers are approximate based on that range.
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Community Other
Description of Action: 
Richard McCoy is an experienced lecturer and thought-leader in the organic and ecological land care segment of the Green Industry, having spoken at Temple University, NJ Nursery & Landscape Association, NJ Landscape Contractors Association and other industry and professional forums. As well he has spoken with many different communities, groups, and events. Additionally, Richard is a member of the Rutgers Organic Land Care Working Group, where he contributed to the Rutgers Organic Land Care Best Management Practice Manual and an Advisor for the nationally recognized Organic Landscape Association.
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019