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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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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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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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