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You are anticipating adding a major water feature to your home landscape.  The basic decision is whether to build a pond or a pool. A pond is an area of water, either human made or natural, smaller than a lake usually with different levels of water level.  Generally they do not include moving water like…

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sustainable landscape

The late 20th and now in the 21st Century we are becoming more aware of the necessity to create sustainable lifestyles.  That includes our outdoor living spaces.  There are quite a few opportunities to still have the comfort of a home or office landscape but with greater attention to the impact it has on the…

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spring landscape tips ayr

As spring approaches, there are a number of tasks that can be undertaken to spruce up your landscape.  Here are some tips about things that can be done to make things look a bit nicer and prepare the way for summer planting and outdoor activities. Clean up Once the snow is gone, you probably notice…

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landscape garden trends cambridge

Home landscapes are important because they help us feel connected to the environment.  At the same time homeowners want to maintain responsibility to the land and atmosphere.   You want to create something that is aesthetically pleasing but to remain true to your desire to incorporate as much of the natural elements as possible. Here are some…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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