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Garden Maintenance in the Spring – Karin Banerd

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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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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Why Spring and Fall clean-ups are essential

Cleaning up your beds in the spring and fall will aid and prepare plants for future growing seasons.  You can help to give plants a head start for growing by removing dead plant material, pruning, turning/supplementing soil and cutting back perennials. Transplanting is most beneficial during this time as well.

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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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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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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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