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Garden Maintenance in the Spring – Karin Banerd

At Quiet Nature Ltd, our spring clean-up generally involves removing the dead plant material of existing perennials and grasses, and prepping the perennials, shrubs and trees for the growing season. Following is a list of what we do, though not in any particular order: Brush mulch away from existing perennials and grasses. This prevents smothering…

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Simple Landscapes: How Clean Designs Provide a Better End Result

When it comes to an ambitious landscape idea, many clients transform into kids in a candy store. The tantalizing array of options available for a southern Ontario landscaping project can prove overwhelming. From stunning bushes and gorgeous flowers, to walkways, outdoor kitchens, and water features, it comes as no surprise that some property owners want…

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How to Choose Low Impact Landscaping Materials

Many people mistakenly believe that the visual appeal of a landscaping project is the only important factor in a design’s success. Instead, it’s also important to consider the impact the landscape will have on the natural environment. Low impact landscaping elements offer multiple benefits: they’re visually appealing and won’t hurt the ecosystem. As you prepare…

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Recreating Natural Processes in Your Backyard

Many people can craft a beautiful landscape given the right resources, but it takes a special assortment of skills to recreate natural processes in a home’s backyard. Minimally invasive landscape designs should incorporate elements that reflect the beauty of the surrounding environment. It’s also important to position landscaping in a way that contributes to the…

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Picking the Right Plants for the Right Places

With so many options to choose from, many people feel stuck when it comes to selecting the right plants for their property. The visual appeal of a plant is certainly important, but the look shouldn’t be the sole focus. Instead, it’s important to take a number of different factors into consideration, ensuring the chosen plant…

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Landscape Design 101: Why Form Always Follows Function

Home and property owners often have grand ambitions for their landscape projects. From flowers and ornamental bushes to decorative walkways, natural swimming pools, and lawn alternatives, it’s true that southern Ontario landscape designers are spoilt for choice. It’s easy to get carried away by the sheer amount of options available, however, it’s important to remember…

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4 Undeniable Benefits of Choosing Timeless Landscape Design

When considering artistic landscaping services in Waterloo, many homeowners find themselves overwhelmed with the endless assortment of options available to them. While it may be tempting to incorporate trendy designs into your backyard, it’s almost always advisable to instead opt for a timeless look that will look appropriate for years to come. If you’re looking…

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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 Superficially, a natural swimming pool looks like…

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