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When Plant Position Is Critical On A Landscape Project

Why Would Plant Position Be So Important? More often then not plant position is critical, especially on the residential property. space limitations alone demand positioning plants accurately. positioning plants is particularly important near buildings, pools, patios, walkways and other structures. positioning is #1 when screening for privacy or to block a view. spacing and alignment […]

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Plant Groupings – Why You Should Use Them

Plant Groupings Resemble Nature If you think about it, most natural settings you see typically show groupings of similar plants. These plants are indigenous to the area (i.e. living and occurring naturally).  This natural phenomenon gives us an excellent example and point of reference for our designed landscapes.  If you’ve ever seen a mass of […]

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Installing Root Barrier For Bamboo – RB Project #8.10

Using Yellow Groove Bamboo over this 270′ border will give us an effective screen in a relatively short time, and at a reasonable cost.  But Yellow Groove happens to be of the “running” type, meaning if not contained its roots (rhizomes actually) will run and invade in all directions. Planting any invasive plant is serious […]

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Preparation For The Bamboo Border Planting – RB Project #8.9

Why Use Bamboo? You’ve probably heard me say it before, “Use the right plant in the right place”.  You want to make choices that ensure long-term success both in beauty and function. There are numerous considerations when selecting plants, including cost.  This was a key factor in selecting Yellow Groove Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata). We wanted […]

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