Garden Trends

In today’s instant media fueled world people are searching for balance and purpose, and tapping into the power of plants to cultivate the ‘new good life’. According to Susan McCoy, of the U.S.-based trend-spotting Garden Media Group, Plants play a vital role in our lives. Besides beautifying our homes and gardens, they’re vital to our …

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Dividing a yard for specific uses

With this project we have a typical back yard with large lawn area and no level area designated for seating or entertaining. The lawn was uneven and wide open with no sense of enclosure or privacy. Our client enjoys gathering with friends and outdoor grilling. So we installed a new dining and entertaining patio with …

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Worm Bins!

Vermiculture or vermicomposting is the practice of using worms to aid in the breakdown and disposal of waste into viable, useful material. The end product of vermicompost is vermicast; worm casting or manure created from the digestion of materials. This process takes material that is not readily useful to either soil or plants and turns …

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How Good Design Can Transform a Space

In the ‘before’ photos below you will see a typical ‘Forgotten’ back yard with weeds, awkwardly planted trees, a poorly sited utility shed, and grading issues. It all adds up to a space where the entertaining area is not attractive and uncomfortable to use. A modest amount of professional landscaping support who made just a …

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Raised Bed Gardening

Are raised beds worth the effort and expense? The simple answer is yes, and here are a few reasons to make room in your landscape: Raised beds give the gardener an opportunity to control key factors such as soil make up, drainage and sun exposure. No foot traffic through your raised beds means less compacted …

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