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Great landscapes start with great soil

Great landscapes begin with great soil.  Healthy soil equals healthy lawn and gardens and the best way to get there is from the ground up.  The loose, dark earth in great gardens doesn”t just happen: it”s cultivated!

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Why Gardening is Beneficial for School Children

Many studies demonstrate the emotional value of gardening and creating green spaces.  More recent studies indicate gardens at schools have very powerful and positive effects on our children.  It seems likely that humans are essentially hard-wired to feel better in nature, and need to have plants close to us.

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The ultimate Southern Ontario backyard

Designing outdoor living spaces over the past 13 years in and around Waterloo Region, I’ve come to realize that few landscape elements can add as much impact to your yard as a water feature. From small bubbling rocks to large scale ponds or natural swimming pools, it’s hard to compete with the the sights, sounds…

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Rain Gardens: sustainable landscaping

A rain garden is basically an area where water collects and infiltrates on your property, rather than rushing to the municipal storm sewer system. Occasionally, if your soil has good drainage and plants are well established, simply adjusting the landscape so that downspouts and paved surfaces drain into existing gardens is all that’s needed.

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