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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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Is Transplanting The Right Decision?

Transplanting is integral to my projects because a majority of my work is with existing landscapes.  While many of the existing plants are worthless and can be removed, some have value and should be considered for transplant. Some of the reasons to transplant are: to correct “overcrowding” where a group of plants are too close […]

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Your Planting Design Should Complement, Not Compete

Yes, this could be a “do-it-yourself” job, but somehow I don’t think so.  There is enough larger plant material in this (ahem) design to indicate a landscape company had been involved. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or a member of the trade, there is a fundamental principle of landscape design: complement, don’t compete. Frankly, this […]

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