New Company's Goal is to Impact Climate Change with Roses

Lu Punk a landscape engineering startup wants to fight climate change by turning the Wasatch Front into the world's largest rose garden.

Online PR News – 08-February-2022 – Sandy, Utah – For Release on February 14, 2022

SANDY, Utah — A new project from landscape engineering startup Lú Punk, wants to fight climate change by turning the Wasatch Front into the world’s largest rose garden. Through the 1 Million Roses Project, Lú Punk seeks to help Utahns “ditch the strip” with pre-planned rose beds.

The effort, if fully implemented, could save as much as nine million gallons of water a year, and eliminate nearly 300,000 pounds of synthetic fertilizer a year used to maintain traditional grass parking strips in the region. It is estimated that an additional one million rose bushes planted along the Wasatch Front would trap 4,000 metric tons of carbon.

“This program is not only ecologically beneficial to the environment, but it will enhance the beauty of our communities,” says Mark Mason Taylor, Lú Punk founder and CEO. “It goes beyond landscape fabric and gravel. Most roses are naturally drought resistant and more attractive than ever.”

Lú Punk provides engineered park strip designs and low maintenance beds to clients. No-spray techniques, microbial inoculants and prioritary products provide a new level of climate benefits.
“Climate change and the anxiety that comes with it is here,” says Taylor. “But its through projects that like 1 Million Roses we can help both.”

Lú Punk hopes to complete the project through a mixture of green tech, permaculture principles, and hard work. The services are competitively priced. Designs and landscape options provide drip watering systems, ecofriendly mulches, and maintenance if desired. A main focus for the company is to make the project economically accessible for most homeowners.

“Typically, $1000 of xeriscaping just gets you rocks,” says Taylor. “But with 1 million Roses will get you a rose garden that restores the ecosystem.”