Troy Springer

Troy Springer

Owner, Springer Environmental Services, a landscape design, installation and maintenance company

Troy Springer started his career in the landscape business when he founded Springer Lawn Care in 1992 while in college at USF. Springer Lawn Care was predominately a mowing and traditional landscape operation. However, being a devoted wildlife enthusiast, Troy realized that his business practices were harming what was most important to him. He started to learn about natives and began experimenting with them and began implementing them more and more in his landscape projects. He soon dreamed of having an eco-friendly landscape and maintenance operation, and began to sell off most of his mowing operation.

Troy closed Springer Lawn Care and opened Springer Environmental Services Inc. in 2005 with a whole new brand of landscape style. Today, 98% of all plant materials used in his design and installations are native, In addition to installing landscapes, over the years Troy has developed maintenance strategies specifically for eco-friendly landscapes.

In his quest to learn more and more about native plants, he discovered the Florida Native Plant Society. He joined in 2004, and was very soon active in the Suncoast Chapter. He served as President for Suncoast for two years, and is still on the Board of Directors today. Troy was also the Chairperson for the 2012 FNPS Conference held in Plant City, and in 2014 received a Green Palmetto award for service. He recently joined the Board of Directors for FANN (Florida Association of Native Nurseries), and hopes to put in many more years of service to native plant conservation.

Troy will talk about what he has learned over his years of experience designing, building, and maintaining eco-friendly landscapes, and how you should approach building and maintaining your property to be aesthetically pleasing, yet functioning properly ecologically. In the talk, you will see many pictures he has taken while building his dream garden for the past 15 years as well as some of the projects he has worked on during his career in the landscape industry.