Posts by Shannon

What is Dry Stone Construction?

Why choose dry stone construction for your property over the more common concrete landscape products? Not only does the aesthetic look of a naturally hand crafted dry stone wall have superiority over the glued squared concrete block, but it also lasts a lifetime. The reason dry stone walls work so well is that there is…

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What is a Natural Swimming Pool?

Imagine a garden pond filled with white and pink water lilies and purple irises and humming with a chorus of frogs and birds. Now imagine swimming in it. Alice Klein and Hannah Hislop take a dip in the world of natural swimming pools for your landscape ( article from http://www.theecologist.org/) Superficially, a natural swimming pool looks like…

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Why are trees so important?

THE BENEFITS OF TREES… (from http://landscapeontario.com/benefits-of-trees) Below are some quick facts on the benefits of trees and the equity value of landscaping. Trees improve health Trees improve moods and emotions, and they create feelings of relaxation and well-being. Trees provide privacy and a sense of security. Foliage helps to settle out, trap and hold particulate pollutants…

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Despite flooding, the Grand River Adventure continues

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Despite flooding and high water levels, the adventure continues! Waterloo Region, ON, April 2013 In this second edition of “The Grand River Adventure”, Derek Lippert and JP Bartle, experienced paddlers and residents of Ayr ON., are canoeing the entire Grand River in order to raise money for tree planting throughout…

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Don’t overlook your soil conditions this Spring

Learn how to improve your soil quality for better gardens (from Canadian Gardening) With the milder temperatures finally approaching, it”s time to start thinking about a spring clean up and preparing your beds for optimal growth for the 2013 garden season.  One of the most overlooked items for property owners is the condition of their soil.…

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Why is the Grand River Adventure 2013 so important?

Derek Lippert shares some insightful information about the importance of storm water and the Grand River from a paddlers perspective.  For more information on The Grand River Adventure 2013 and how you can help, visit http://grandriveradventure.com/ 

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Mother nature needs a helping hand

Our population now lingers just over 7 billion people…Roughly double what it was 50 years ago.  It is essential for us to prioritize and learn to understand the impact it’s having on our environment.  Change is not  an option anymore….It’s imperative…… We have to help our earth, and make a conscious effort each and every…

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Why landscaping helps sell your home

Spring is right around the corner… Thankfully! If you are thinking about selling your house, it’s time to also start thinking about updating your landscaping. Are the hedges overgrown? Are the paths and walkways in good shape? Does your home have “curb appeal” to potential buyers driving past? Is your lawn in good condition? Neglected…

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