Spring Clean-Up Made Easy

Do you want to reduce the work in your annual spring cleaning of your property? Read on for some labor saving ideas that make your landscape better too! Many gardeners and landscapers are reaping the benefits of not removing perennial plant stems, ornamental grass...

Grow Some Greens Indoors

This time of year many people get the itch to start plants indoors in cold climates, but we are still months away from outdoor gardening. Starting tomatoes, peppers and other warm season plants indoors now is too early and the results will be disappointing. Yes, you...

Growing Food as Part of a Sustainable Landscape

Growing just a little of what our families eat can put us back in touch with nature, help foster understanding of where food comes from and realize the real value of what is in our diets. Home production can also help to protect, preserve and create abundance of...

Master Maintenance = Joy!

Late winter is a good time to plan out easy ways to accomplish maintenance of your landscape. Often, caring for a landscape is repetitious drudgery that you must do in a timely fashion to avoid greater problems. You squeeze in the lawn mowing, weeding or trimming at...

Plants – The Ultimate In Renewable Energy

Solar panels, wind generators, electric cars and other human created technology receive a lot of attention in the media as a way to meet our daily needs while reducing our impact on the environment. At the same time our natural environment is silently doing the heavy...

It’s Not Too Early To Plan For Spring!

Outdoor enthusiasts are upending the tradition of winter nights spent poring over seed catalogs in anticipation of hours of laboring in the dirt come spring. Instead of just picking out special seeds and plants, property owners are creating well thought out plans with...

Fall Planting?

September through November is the best time for getting the work done that you were putting off in your sustainable landscape. In Fall, many gardeners anticipate putting their tools away and some even pray for a hard frost to put an end to the grueling work of...

What We Do??

After all these years, friends and acquaintances still ask, “what do you do?” or “what is your job?”. This is understandable since most landscape companies focus on lawns, sprinkler systems, mowing and snow plowing. Eco-Building & Forestry...

Soil Tests for the Real World

Did you ever wonder about what the tests proved that you took in school? I know I have! If soil tests seem as elusive in results as your past test scores; this article is for you! A recent client had submitted soil samples from their small farm for analysis. When they...