Going green in 2019 is Whispering Pines new initiative. Dedication to this is essential to do our part in reducing our footprint. As Landscapers we take our roles very seriously and want to ensure that we take care of the earth to the best of our ability.Continue reading “Going Green in 2019”
Every industry has many trends. Often we are completely enthralled with them at the time but when we look back a few years later we are slightly embarrassed . Here are some landscaping trends we hope never come back! Continue reading “Landscaping Trends: Should some stay in the past?”
Let’s face it, it is usually pretty obvious who had their garden designed professionally and who did not. I have compiled a list of tips and tricks us professionals use and created “10 Things to make your Garden look professional.”
Winter prep for your lawn mower is important this time of year. It signifies the end of the lovely summer season and welcomes the festive winter season.
It is important to do a proper shut down of your lawn equipment in the fall so that when Spring arrives you are ready to go!
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. 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”
If you live in town or in the country like me, you have considered making a pallet compost bin. I love the idea of being able to turn my garden and raw veggie clippings into food for my plants.