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How To Prune Gold Coast Juniper

This Gold Coast Juniper is planted a bit close to the walkway, but for a reason.  The walkway traverses along the precipice of a steep slope.  There isn’t much room near the path to plant and we wanted a dense planting to discourage people from going near the slope’s drop-off. Gold Coast Juniper is a […]

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Landscape For The Future With The Right Plant Selection

Plant Information Is Step One I can remember taking plant identification courses in school and being overwhelmed by how different each plant is.  Setting aside their cultural differences, like what type of soil and exposure they prefer, let’s just think about the differences in terms of shape and size. How we design and arrange plantings […]

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Transplanting Plants By The Ball & Burlap Method

This landscape would be a good example of an older planting in need of a renovation. The Japanese Maple (green leaf variety) on the corner of the house met the criteria for a good value, high degree of success transplant. Maybe some of you noticed this maple is in leaf and are thinking “You should […]

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Is This Transplanting Job Major or Minor?

In contracting it often comes down to man-hour (labor) and the equipment type & operator-time.  However with transplanting it’s not always clear-cut; there are many variables and circumstances to consider. To estimate this type of work accurately you must be clear on what this particular transplant job requires from start to finish.

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