Landscape Design Tips

Snow in the Landscape

Here in New England we are so used to all kinds of snow- early snow, light snow, fluffy snow, heavy snow, wet snow, spring snow. Well after 2 Nor’easters in a row, it is a good time to see how spring snow can affect your landscape. When planning a landscape design my first question to…

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How to Create Beautiful Annual Containers

The chance of frost is finally gone! Time to put out your annual color! Container gardening is a great way to add color and interest to every yard or entry way. The multitude of annual choices at any garden center can be daunting. But there are a few simple tricks that can make your containers…

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Permeable Pavers

Permeable Pavers is a term that is used that I found a bit misleading. The concrete pavers themselves are NOT permeable. It is the system that the pavers are installed in that create a permeable surface. Permeable surfaces are becoming more important as water issues such as storm water run-off and water recharge areas are…

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‘PLANT SOMETHING’ initiative

Living in Maine is a wonderful thing and as growers and landscapers we are extremely lucky to be part of a vibrant professional community. One of the many benefits of this community is the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association.  MeLNA is a non-profit professional trade association with members from all over the state representing a variety of…

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Pesticides: Organic vs. Synthetic

As we all become more aware of the environmental impacts farming, gardening, and landscaping have on our waters, habitats, and people lots of folks want to move toward organic methods. ‘Organic’ is a term that has taken on lots of meaning and can be interpreted in different ways. The assumption that going organic is the…

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Rain Garden

What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is an intentional low spot, or depression designed to collect rainwater runoff. Rainwater runoff occurs when rain lands on surfaces like parking lots, driveways, roofs, or even compacted lawns that can not be absorb by the land. Why collect rainwater runoff? Collecting rainwater runoff prevents water from flowing…

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