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Don’t Let Your Hardscapes Be Devoured

Have you ever removed overgrown plantings and gained back valuable space on a driveway or patio?  Or maybe you cleared a walkway so that two people can now walk side by side instead of single file. These overgrown hardscapes are quite common with 25 year old plantings.  But when this happens on newer landscapes something is seriously […]

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What Ornamental Trees Are Enjoyed From Inside The Home?

We’re naturally always concerned about the outside of the house.  After all, that’s our responsibility as landscape contractors. But shouldn’t we consider what our clients see from the inside? During your walk around the house make a point of asking homeowners what rooms are which from the outside. They’ll most likely invite you in so you […]

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Plant Information – The Language Of Landscape

If I were going to move to another country I would want to learn their language as soon as possible.  I would learn enough in the beginning to get by, and then gradually learn more to be able to express anything on my mind. Plant information is a lot like a language.  From an artistic […]

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Why Window Boxes Should Be Considered In The Landscape

Window boxes are one of those design features you rarely see specified in a landscape design.  More often they are a request of the homeowner, or perhaps an after-thought once the project is either done or well underway. The Benefits of Window Boxes Once you realize how effective they can be in your designs you […]

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