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Why landscaping helps sell your home

Spring is right around the corner… Thankfully! If you are thinking about selling your house, it’s time to also start thinking about updating your landscaping. Are the hedges overgrown? Are the paths and walkways in good shape? Does your home have “curb appeal” to potential buyers driving past? Is your lawn in good condition? Neglected…

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Should I invest in a landscape maintenance package?

Should I invest in a landscape maintenance package?  By hiring Quiet Nature for your landscape maintenance needs, you eliminate all hassles associated with property upkeep.  Our qualified professional staff will know if your annuals/perennials are healthy and thriving in your beds, whether a Japanese maple tree will grow well in that shaded backyard corner, or…

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Natural Playgrounds are on the rise in Ontario

There is a steady rise of natural playgrounds in Ontario.  They are turning up at school playgrounds to parks and even childcare centers.  The creation of natural spaces for play helps kids connect to nature, become more physically active and develop limitless opportunities for creative play.  Studies have also shown that natural play contributes to…

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Corporate landscape naturalization

This spring in Ontario, with little rain and drought-like conditions, continues to show us the flaws with large scale turf landscapes. Driving around Waterloo Region”s industrial and office parks one is already seeing lawns going dormant, and it’s only May.

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Soul Standard for Organic Land Care

Over the past several years the term “organic” seems to have taken on a life of its own.  We see it branded on everything from carrots to shampoo, clothing to coffee filters.  We generally believe that anything displaying this brand is natural, healthy and free from harmful substances.  We will even pay more for products…

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Sustainable landscape design: lawn alternatives

With a sense of urgency brought on by recent Province wide pesticide bans, 2012 will likely see more residents and local policy makers questioning not only the right to add chemicals to our lawns, but also the need for its very existence. You see, increased anxiety over pesticide & fertilizer usage is only one area…

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Open Ayr Gathering

On October 20th, 2011 Quiet Nature hosted the first annual Open Ayr Gathering of Applied Ecological Restoration Professionals. The weather was not in our favour, so the event was ironically held indoors at the historic Richwood Schoolhouse, a 150 year old stone building 10 km south-west of Ayr.

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