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New Homeowner Guide Part 3: New Home, Inherited Responsibilities

Inherited or otherwise acquired properties with existing landscaping can be a mixed blessing. In the best-case scenario, the property may have previously been well-maintained. In the worst-case scenario, it may have been neglected. Either way, you are now responsible for maintaining (or salvaging) an existing landscaping project. And, for the sake of this example (acknowledging …

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Green walls, privacy screens and natural alternatives to fences

Landscaping on the Edge: Green Walls, Privacy Screens and Natural Alternatives to Fences

A perfect landscaping project is one that combines both form and function. In terms of aesthetics, landscaping projects provide gorgeous social media-ready before-and-after pictures that are easily shareable (be sure follow us on Facebook and Instagram!). However, when we are discussing a potential project with a client, we begin by exploring how they imagine themselves …

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Winter Plant Health Care Guide: Seasonal Needle Drop

Every year we get an increase of calls from concerned property owners who are alarmed to see that their recently planted evergreen trees are changing color and dropping a substantial number of needles. This is a very common situation that we encounter in both our Landscaping, Plant Health Care and Tree Care divisions. Fortunately, the prognosis is …

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Outdoor lighting

Four simple, creative and affordable ways to implement outdoor lighting into your landscaping project

In recent years, our landscape designers have noticed an increase in both the overall frequency and all-around creativity of our outdoor lighting projects. As the technology has come down in price and become easier to implement, there has been a definitive shift away from purely functional lighting such as stark floodlights for safety and security …

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Incorporating Natural Elements into Design

Incorporating Natural Elements into Design With each year, we see a greater demand for the use of natural materials in our landscape designs.  Man-made pavers, wall block, and steps are being replaced with flagstone, bluestone, boulders, and natural stone slabs.  These natural elements allow the new landscape to better fit with surrounding features, such as …

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