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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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rain water use quiet nature landscaping

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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bubbling rock feature quiet nature

Incorporating a water feature into your home landscape is a wonderful way to add interest to your garden.  There are a number of designs to choose from and you can be as creative as you like. Bubbling Boulder Another beautiful water feature you can choose for your yard is a bubbling boulder. It’s a water…

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Perennials are those flowering plants that die back to the ground in the winter and then reappear in the spring.  They come in a lot of different sizes and shapes and are a popular addition to any garden.  They are particularly popular because, unlike annuals, you buy them once and have them for years and…

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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Despite flooding and high water levels, the adventure continues! Waterloo Region, ON, April 2013 In this second edition of “The Grand River Adventure”, Derek Lippert and JP Bartle, experienced paddlers and residents of Ayr ON., are canoeing the entire Grand River in order to raise money for tree planting throughout…

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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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