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Waterfall at dusk landscape backyard

Adding to your home or office building landscape is always exciting and challenging.  When you consider adding a waterfall or cascade to your area, it can be fun to plan and watch as it takes form. Why a waterfall?  First, it is just captivating to watch.  Sitting on a nearby bench and enjoying the day…

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mountain stream backyard

If you would like a water feature for your backyard, but want more than a bubbling fountain, and you have the space, think about adding some moving water, like a brook.  You don’t need to actually live in the mountains to have a stream through your property.  With careful planning you can bring the serenity…

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Sustainable Landscape Design Trends quiet nature

You are planning to renovate your landscape.  You want to be on trend but you also want it to be traditional so that it won’t need revamping every few years.  The best way to go is with a sustainable landscape design. Sustainable means that it is eco-friendly by reducing the reliance on non-renewable sources and…

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bee friendly landscapes company ayr waterloo

Pollinators are responsible for reproduction in flowering plants.  These are not just the annuals you plant in your landscape, but vegetables, fruit trees, and other plants also produce flowers.  By transporting pollen from one plant to another, fertilization occurs and then fruits and seeds are produced. There are a number of pollinators including birds, bats,…

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rain water use quiet nature landscaping

Looking out your window on a stormy day, you may have wondered if it was possible to harvest that rain and save it for reuse during times of less frequent showers or even droughts.  The good news is that it is not only possible it is a very good idea. Technical Terms Although you may…

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bubbling rock feature quiet nature

Incorporating a water feature into your home landscape is a wonderful way to add interest to your garden.  There are a number of designs to choose from and you can be as creative as you like. Bubbling Boulder Another beautiful water feature you can choose for your yard is a bubbling boulder. It’s a water…

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farm pond quiet nature

If you find yourself with a farm pond that is in need of rejuvenation, be aware that it can get a little messy but in the long run will be worth the effort.  Some of the benefits include: Enhances the landscape Supports local wildlife Increases property value Adds recreational opportunities Evaluate and Examine Start with…

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Perennials are those flowering plants that die back to the ground in the winter and then reappear in the spring.  They come in a lot of different sizes and shapes and are a popular addition to any garden.  They are particularly popular because, unlike annuals, you buy them once and have them for years and…

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Difficult Decisions This is a very challenging time for small businesses. With uncertainty surrounding the length of the current shutdowns, or when they will get more stringent, many of us are having to make very difficult decisions. In order to keep at least a portion of our economy moving, I feel that those who can…

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