A Rain Barrel – Not the Children’s Song

A Rain Barrel – Not the Children’s Song

Rain Barrels have been around almost as long as gardeners and farmers realized the advantage to collecting the natural supply of water running off a rooftop. This water source, usually lost to runoff and these days diverted to storm drains, are the best source of...
How Deep is Your Mulch?

How Deep is Your Mulch?

One frequent  landscaping  mistake is using too much or too little mulch or not remembering to mulch both in the spring and the fall. Mulch depth is determined by the type of material used. The general rule is that 1-4 inches is the maximum depth. The goal is to allow...
A Swale Can Be Swell!

A Swale Can Be Swell!

Why would you need a Swale? Landscapes often develop natural depressed areas that are channeling out as rainfall finds its way down slopes. Sometimes the natural water paths are in inconvenient areas and sometimes they create unwanted areas of erosion. In addition,...
Kiln Dried Savings In Bags or Bulk

Kiln Dried Savings In Bags or Bulk

Kiln Dried White Pine Shavings benefits are numerous. They have that wonderful smell of every pet shop you’ve ever entered or almost any woodworking shop you’ve stepped into. As children we all wished that every kitten, puppy, hamster, rabbit, guinea pig or other warm...
Cellular Grassed Paving is a Natural Landscaping Option

Cellular Grassed Paving is a Natural Landscaping Option

What is Cellular Grassed Paving? Occasionally confused with pre-cast blocks, cellular grassed paving is in fact a cast on-site cellular reinforced concrete system with voids created by fiber pulp or plastic void formers. Why are we telling you about this product?...
Fall Back and Check Out!

Fall Back and Check Out!

On the first Sunday in November, we come to the end of Daylight Saving Time in most of the United States. With winter on the way, it’s a good time for a seasonal home checklist! As you circle the house, resetting clocks to Standard Time, make time for this short...
Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

A Rain Garden is a landscape depression that can be filled with moisture-loving plants. Hidden beneath the pretty plants is a natural storm water treatment system that allows 30% more water to infiltrate into the ground. This reduces the amount of water from flowing...
Ideas for Driveways and Walkways

Ideas for Driveways and Walkways

by Don Green, LEED AP Biologist Undoubtedly one of the most major impacts of urban built environment is the increase of impervious surfaces such as roof tops, sidewalks and roads. While the imperious surfaces provide ease of access and dry places to live and work,...

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