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Lincoln Landscaping Inc. 2019

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Lincoln Landscaping Inc.
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The “Benchmark” of New Jersey Organic Lawn Care companies, Lincoln Landscaping is providing leadership in Natural Lawn and Plant Care. At Lincoln Landscaping, a NOFA registered Organic Company, cultivating the environment is our life and livelihood. It is our number one goal to help our clients create and maintain beautiful landscapes and organic lawns while reducing the impact on the environment. Whether you are interested in organic lawn care, a pollinator landscape garden design and build or other landscaping or property management project; we can create for you an environmentally friendly, organic and beautiful property through sustainable landscaping and lawn care practices. My passion has taken me into athletic field management, where in organics we term them “Playing Fields”; ever reminding us that children are playing on these fields and every precaution should be taken to insure their safety. At Lincoln Landscaping Inc. we have learned the organic process and have a way to develop organic turf, and gardens that really work. Our properties whether residential, commercial or schools are living examples that organics really work. Come and partner with us to do the right thing for you, your children, your pets, and your community.
Contact Person: 
Michael Kolenut
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Main Office
306 Pulis Ave
07417 Franklin Lakes , NJ
United States
41° 1' 52.4352" N, 74° 11' 40.1964" W
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Friday, November 15, 2019
Management and Leadership
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
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At Lincoln Landscaping we develop eco-systems. With a little planning and careful selection of plants, anyone can have a native plant landscape that works in harmony with the environment, provides a haven for native wildlife, and is attractive in the most urban of settings. It is our number one goal to help our clients create and maintain beautiful landscapes while reducing the impact on the environment. Whether you are interested in landscape design and installation,seasonal color, hardscape services, or outdoor living areas; we can create for you an environmentally friendly, organic and beautiful property.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
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Going Electric – Sustainable Landscaping Practices At Lincoln Landscaping we are committed to doing whatever we can to reduce our carbon footprint. We have purchased electric lawnmowers and backpack blowers this season and continue to build our electric equipment inventory; this coincides with the mission statement of Lincoln Landscaping Organics. A consumer-grade leaf blower emits more pollutants than a 6,200-pound 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, according to tests conducted by Edmunds’ Inside, the premier online resource for automotive enthusiasts. The tests found that a Ryobi 4-stroke leaf blower kicked out almost seven times more oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 13.5 times more carbon monoxide (CO) than the Raptor, which once dubbed “the ultimate Michigan mudslinger.” An Echo 2-stroke leaf blower performed even worse, generating 23 times CO and nearly 300 times more non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) than the Raptor. “The hydrocarbon emissions from a half-hour of yard work with the two-stroke leaf blower are about the same as a 3,900-mile drive from Texas to Alaska in a Raptor,” said Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor at “As ridiculous as it may sound, it is more ‘green’ to ditch your yard equipment and find a way to blow leaves using a Raptor.”
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Water Conservation
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BENEFITS OF USING NATIVE PLANTS There are many benefits to using native plants in your landscape — for you, for your community, and for wildlife. Native plants generally grow well and require little care when grown on proper soils under the right environmental conditions. By choosing the right native plants, you may be able to use fewer pesticides and less water. Native plants help you use less water. The modern lawn requires significant amounts of water to thrive. In urban areas, lawn irrigation uses as much as 30% of the water consumption on the East Coast. Native plants are emerging as the new heroes in a growing struggle to deal with climate change. Rain gardens are strategically placed in low spots in the landscape and designed to catch and hold rainwater, preventing it from running off the site. (Runoff causes flooding and is also responsible for polluting waterways with fertilizers and pesticides.) When planted with water-loving native plants, a rain garden becomes a beautiful and functional landscape addition that captures water before it can cause problems. Native Plants are: Low Maintenance - Once established native plants are hardy and adapted to normal weather extremes. They have also developed natural-defenses against pests and diseases reducing the need for applying pesticides. Wildlife - Native plants provide food and shelter for 10 to 15 times as many species of native wildlife as non-native plants. Wild Pollinators - Native plants support native pollinators. Native pollinators and native plants have co-evolved to reach an intricate balance. Many wild pollinators can not survive without the plants they have evolved with. (i.e. Monarch Butterflies) Air Quality - Native plants do not require motorized equipment, lawn mowers, string trimmers and leaf blowers can emit more hydrocarbons than a typical car. Beauty - Native plants can help blend our lands and building into the surrounding environment and create landscapes that are regional, unique, and beautiful. Biodiversity - Native Plants serve as an important genetic resource for future food crops or other plant-derived products.
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Certification Programs
Certification Programs Other
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NOFA Accredited Land Care Professional The Mission of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program is to extend the vision and principles of organic agriculture to the care of the landscapes that surround us in our daily lives. The basic principles therein are: 1 – Steward the combined health of soil, plant, animal, human, and planet. 2 – Emulate living ecological systems and cycles and help sustain them. 3 – Build equity, respect, justice, and stewardship of the shared world. 4 – Act in a precautionary and responsible manner. A NOFA registered Organic Company, I have the distinct honor to teach a leg of the NJ Organic Land Care program at Rutgers University to other landscapers who are trying to learn a better way to serve their clients. Michael Kolenut, owner of Lincoln Landscaping Inc. of Franklin Lakes has also been certified as an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional by OSBORNE ORGANICS, LLC. The Accredited Organic Land Care Professional Certification Program incorporates three concepts; the use of natural, organic products as mandated by soil testing, and understanding and indepth grasp of the soil and it biomass; and the continued use of sound cultural practices. This is fundamentally different from the conventional product approach to turf management and provides landscape professionals with a holistic, natural alternative. This certification is a result of in-depth trainings of landscape contractors in natural turf methods with the goal of assisting in growing the knowledge base in the field of natural turf management. One of the unique capabilities of this certification is the ability to discuss the benefits of healthy turf and landscape transition with homeowners, municipal and private sector grounds staff, and more.
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Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental & Community Restoration Other
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ORGANIC LAWN CARE TRANSITION Whether you have a 100% organic lawn program, a hybrid version, or a conventional one sprinkled with some organic treatments; there are long- term cost benefits to using non mainstream lawn products. For instance, a healthier soil requires less long- term inputs such as fertilizer. Even though the cost per treatment can generally be more upfront to get your lawn to where you want it to be, the savings come after 3-4 years of following an organic approach. The core philosophy of organic lawn care begins with the soil and what lives within it; mainly living things. A healthy soil should be filled with various bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other microscopic friends. The soil itself should contain organic matter which assists in water retention and provides a food source for our microscopic workers. As our friends breakdown organic matter in the soil, vital nutrients and minerals are released and become available to our lawn. A healthy soil will also have air pockets to help support plant roots ranging from trees and shrubs to of course, our lawns. A lawn with air pockets and organic matter is less likely to be compacted and is more likely to hold onto anything applied to your lawn, from fertilizers to lime or other treatments. Conversely, a sandy soil with lower organic matter or a compacted soil like those containing a high amount of clay are more likely to have runoff or allow products to move into or toward ground water. As you can see, soil health and structure is very important when it comes to growing plants and can be the root of all problems, no matter how much money you throw at your landscape. If your soil is out of balance, your lawn will be more susceptible to many issues ranging from disease, insects, weed infestation and more. Soil health must be the foundation of any sound lawn care program. Organic applications are simply the real deal in terms of improving the overall health of your lawn’s soil.
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Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
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At Lincoln Landscaping Inc. of Franklin Lakes we strive to be The “Benchmark” of New Jersey Organic Lawn Care companies through the creation of “eco-systems”. These eco-systems, based upon organic relationships, provide the best means for successful growth and sustainability. Those words within our company tenets brought us to this conclusion. Why stop there? As can be attested to within this article by The American Association for the Advancement of Science, we as human beings are eco-systems also. Why not develop those too? As such, we recently partnered with the firm of Richard S. Beam, CPA; a financial accounting firm to provide financial and retirement opportunity tools to our employees. Just as within the realm of organic land and landscape care, providing the necessary opportunities for growth results in the greatest degree of sustainability. Providing our employees with both the knowledge and opportunity to invest in themselves fosters employee growth and harmony, fosters a less stressful home life through a sense of accomplishment and financial security, and last but not least leads to quality employees providing quality service.
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Friday, November 15, 2019