A Greener Industry - Is Ecological and Organic Landscaping The Next Big Thing?

Richard McCoy


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A Greener Industry - Is Ecological and Organic Landscaping The Next Big Thing?

What do you know about ecological and organic landscaping? Perhaps it's not part of the future, but more or less a traditional and more sustainable landscaping application to tackle today's environmental challenges. Ecological and organic landscaping is a form of landscaping, avoiding pesticides and herbicides, sourcing mostly or only native plants and organics, and balancing the ecosystem with insects and native grasses. The work is a little heavier on the front end, but once the soil and surrounding ecosystem fully establish, there may be less maintenance.

Richard McCoy is a 30-year green industry professional. He is the visionary behind Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services Inc.. which he established in 1995. His expertise, attention to detail, and ability to develop an instant rapport with clients is just the beginning of what sets this company apart from others. Recognized by many as an organic and ecological land care thought leader, Richard and the Team at McCoy Horticultural have been offering environmentally and sustainably responsible, fine-gardening design, installations, maintenance, and organic lawn care since 2005.

In this episode of Landscape Disruptors, Richard explains organic and ecological landscaping and its environmental advantages over the traditional landscaping we all know of today. This episode highlights how a company can find a niche or a division within the company, and specialize services based on a customers needs. Restoring the ecosystem as nature intended it to be using native plants, grasses, organics and insects is a fantastic selling point, but are customers adopting it? Tune into the episode to hear it from Richard himself and the successes he’s found in a greener industry.



Richard McCoy

Richard is a 30-year green industry professional. He is the visionary behind Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services Inc.. which he established in 1995. His expertise, attention to detail, and ability to develop an instant rapport with clients is just the beginning of what sets this company apart from others. Recognized by many as an organic and ecological land care thought leader, Richard and the Team at McCoy Horticultural have been offering environmentally and sustainably responsible, fine-gardening design, installations, maintenance, and organic lawn care since 2005. With a strong commitment to client satisfaction and the environment, Richard’s motto is “make the homeowner’s wishes a priority, do the job right the first time to ensure customer satisfaction while staying true to our ecological core values that are the basis of our work.”

His work at Stony Wood Garden, a 3.5-acre private woodland garden in Princeton, NJ, has been recognized by Smithsonian Institute’s Archives of American Gardens. Richard is an advisor and practitioner council member for Organic Landscape Association- Advisor, a nationally recognized organization. Richard is a member of Rutgers University’s Organic Land Care Working Group and is a co-contributor to the Rutgers Organic Land Care Best Management Practices Manual . He holds a Certificate of Organic Land Care through the Rutgers Organic Land Care Program, is a certified Natural Turf and Landscape Manager, an Organic Lawn Care Accredited Professional and has acted on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Organic Land Care Association (NJOLA). He has contributed to Organic Gardens Today Magazine and hopes to raise public awareness through his work and collaborations.

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