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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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Looking out your window on a stormy day, you may have wondered if it was possible to harvest that rain and save it for reuse during times of less frequent showers or even droughts.  The good news is that it is not only possible it is a very good idea. Technical Terms Although you may…

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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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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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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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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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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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