The Local Business Network
Great to see the work Chris Lange and his wife Kathy are doing with 1st Class Gardens to help keep New Zealand beautiful.
I didn’t realise that 1st Class Gardens, based in Massey, is New Zealand´s only ultra-low emission lawn care service, using battery-powered tools and an electric van and bicycle for most of their client visits! At the Local Business Network this is definitely something we support.
This family-owned and family-run business has been providing quality and reliable garden and lawn care services since 2009, when they started with just one lawnmower and a few hand tools.
Now they have a loyal customer base and are continually innovating to ensure their business continues to provide top-notch service as well as being environmentally-friendly.
Chris loves being outdoors and working with nature and is passionate about seeing spaces transformed and renewed with a bit of love and care. “I love it when a client sees our work and says ´wow´.”
1st Class Gardens have also been getting involved in their community by providing gardening help to their local Massey Community Church and they hope to find sustainable ways to support other local causes.
It is great to see local businesses that genuinely care about their clients, their staff, and their local and wider community.
Louise Francis. The Local Business Network Glen Eden 19 Nov 2018
Corrie Cook. Window On Swanson Rd Oct-Nov 2018 Issue
Keeping Grass Green
Keeping grass green requires regular lawn mowing. For those that do it themselves or for the average lawn mowing contractor the norm is to do this using petrol powered machines. Collectively this amounts to a lot of emissions. At 1st Class Gardens we believe we can do better. In recent years we have successfully transitioned our service from a high emission service to having ultra low emissions. We did this by moving almost all of our tools to battery powered and recently adding an EV into our fleet of vehicles. So if you would like to truly keep your grass green then please get in touch with us for your free quote.
Chris Lange. The Westerly October 2018 Issue
We’re Going Organic!
As part of our commitment to be more environmentally responsible we will be phasing out the use of the chemical weed killer glyphosate which has known negative effects to human health and the environment. This has been a dream we never thought would become possible. Finding an alternative to the use of commonly used chemical weedsprays has been no easy task. In the past organic weedkillers have been over priced and ineffective.
However things have changed. During trails this year we have found a weedkiller that is certified organic, reasonably priced and with on par effectiveness compared to glyphosate. The phasing out of glyphosate is while stocks last. We expect it to be complete by the end of 2016. Can’t wait to go organic? No problem, just let us know and we’ll switch over for you without delay. Here’s to a cleaner greener future!
Chris Lange. 12 August 2016