The Benefits of Native Gardens

One of the most highly esteemed and sought-after looks in landscaping is that of a traditional Japanese garden. What typically comes to mind when one thinks of a Japanese garden is an extravagant botanical display filled with hedged shrubs, pristine topiaries, ornamental maples, and crisp bamboo. Less known about this style of gardening, however, is that traditional Japanese gardens aim to use native plants in order to enhance the natural […]

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Mitigating Drainage Issues in 2019

Since 2018 provided an astounding record year for precipitation, it seems pertinent in our first newsletter of 2019 to bring up the topic of drainage. This is not the sexy part of landscaping that inspires awe and tickles the senses. Rather it serves a functional purpose to alleviate surface water and hydrostatic pressure away from our homes and outdoor living spaces so residents can enjoy them without hesitation. Last year […]

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Growing Degree Days

What the heck are they, and why are they important? Have you ever wondered why you’re told to apply crabgrass pre-emergent herbicide around the same time that the forsythias are in bloom?  Is it an old wives’ tale, passed on through the generations that we just take for fact?  Well, no.  There is some tried and true science behind it, along with the reason horticulturists use specific timing to scout, […]

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