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Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

One of the least glamourous materials in the landscape may be landscape fabric. It’s cheap, ugly, and is useful in a variety of applications. Our clients sometimes ask us about installing landscape fabric as a weed prevention tool, and we discourage this. Why you...
The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

A growing body of research is finding that regular exposure to trees and nature can help people recover from illness, and lead to better mental and physical health. Most gardeners will tell you that their landscape is their “happy place”, and that gardening is a...
Rocks Rock!

Rocks Rock!

Rocks are natural materials excavated from the earth that add beauty, function, and stability in the landscape.  Much of the stone in your area will likely have been brought in from a nearby quarry or local river bed, but some may have traveled hundreds and even...
Lawn Be Gone! Five Alternatives to a Grassy Lawn

Lawn Be Gone! Five Alternatives to a Grassy Lawn

With the growing trend for sustainability, water-wise, and eco-friendly lifestyles, most of our clients have been rethinking the lawn. We’ve encountered many requests lately to reduce or eliminate grass in the garden. While a green lawn can be beautiful, it can also...