Naturalization

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 http://www.theecologist.org/) Superficially, a natural swimming pool looks like…

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Why are trees so important?

THE BENEFITS OF TREES… (from http://landscapeontario.com/benefits-of-trees) Below are some quick facts on the benefits of trees and the equity value of landscaping. Trees improve health Trees improve moods and emotions, and they create feelings of relaxation and well-being. Trees provide privacy and a sense of security. Foliage helps to settle out, trap and hold particulate pollutants…

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Mother nature needs a helping hand

Our population now lingers just over 7 billion people…Roughly double what it was 50 years ago.  It is essential for us to prioritize and learn to understand the impact it’s having on our environment.  Change is not  an option anymore….It’s imperative…… We have to help our earth, and make a conscious effort each and every…

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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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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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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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