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. Continue reading “Salt Shortage 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! Continue reading “Trending Plants 2018”
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. Continue reading “Fall Clean Up Checklist”
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. Continue reading “How to Design a Simple Garden in 5 Steps”
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. Continue reading “How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden”
We all have our concerns when hiring someone to do work in and around our homes. It can be quite invasive having people working for long periods of time in your space. When we look to hire someone to complete a landscaping project we often rely on work of mouth from our friends and neighbours. If they have had a good experience with the landscape contractor you probably will too.
When you think of living walls and living privacy fences our minds imagine hedges. These are the original and highly effective privacy screens. Hedges have been used by mankind since the beginning, living walls serve many purposes such as keeping livestock in and predators out.
Living walls and living privacy fences have so many benefits. We often forget that they might even be better than their man made competition. Our natural hedges are great for privacy, once the hedge is established, you can not see through the fence all year long.
Natural hedges are not only for privacy but they also reduce noise levels significantly.
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