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Salt Shortage 2018

A salt shortage is something we have never dealt with before.

The Summer of 2018 was a stressful one. We learned that one of the two salt mines in the area went on strike and the other experienced flooding. We were not sure if we were going to be able to get any salt. The mines promised to fill their contractual obligations to the municipalities, cities, and government cleared properties such as airports.

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Robot Mowers are you Ready?

Are you ready for a change?

Robot mowers have been on the market for quite some time in Europe. They are very common and there are so many different types available. After a lot of research and personal experiences with Robomow in the Netherlands I was thrilled when MTD Products LTD announced they had bought Robomow and are launching it to the Canadian market under Cub Cadet.

Whispering Pines has now become a robot mower dealer for Cub Cadet and we are launching a new division to our growing company. We are proud to offer our sales and robot mowing services as of spring 2018.

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Smart About Salt

Smart About Salt.

As we approached winter this year, we made it our mission to do our part in protecting the environment. Teaming up with Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)- Smart about Salt- was a very logical decision in furthering our mission.

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Headwaters House

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Trending Plants 2018

I love to predict the trending plants. With all the information in the world at your finger tips, it’s like a puzzle putting all the pieces together. I had so much fun writing this post and finding some super unique plants to share with you.

You may recognize some of these and even tell me that they are so old school. They may be old, but with new applications in the landscape design, they look completely new!

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Fall Clean Up Checklist

Somehow this time of year always sneaks up on us. When we need to write down the date for something, we are suddenly shocked at how fall has arrived! Since the busy hustle of getting kids back into school is over and our routines are starting to fall back into place. We start to think of all the work we need to do on our properties in preparation for winter.  I have created a handy checklist of things that need to get done before the snow starts to fly.

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Planting Crew Foreman

Have you ever wanted to work for a company that genuinely values you as a person. Yes, we value your work but that isn’t the most important part of being an employer. We care about you, your family, and your world outside of work, just as much as your work life.

What you will be doing:

  • You will be in charge of small planting jobs
  • Assisting with large plantings
  • Practicing your plant knowledge daily
  • Pest/insect control and pruning of ornamental trees
  • Client interaction and satisfaction
  • Sodding jobs
  • Spring mulching schedule
  • Warranty replacements and plantings
  • Responsible for a crew, planning and material tracking
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How to Design a Simple Garden in 5 Steps

Designing a garden seems daunting and complicated. I promise you it doesn’t have to be. I have prepared a simple step by step with some design rules to break it down for you. There are many different styles of gardens but these rules still apply no matter what the size or shape.

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Backyard Landscaping Ideas

We all completely understand how difficult it is to come up with landscaping ideas. I find myself looking on Pinterest, Houzz and Google for anything that catches my eye.  Sadly, I quickly learn that I have expensive taste and that the products and plant material do not suit my location.

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How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

We are busy, we live in a very demanding world. Being able to spend less time maintaining our property is always a great way to reduce our time working. Spending time with our family is the top of our to do list when we get home and the last thing we want to do is pull weeds.  Creating a low maintenance garden is easier than you think and I love the look of them.