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...

Creating a Sustainable Pond or Water Feature

Many people like the idea of the sight and sound of water. And why wouldn’t they!? Water is a basic need for life and is hard-wired into our conscience-ness. You can create a long lasting water feature for your home and property and do it in a way that benefits...

Pitfalls Of Pond Advice Over The Phone

I get quite a few calls about what can be done with ponds that have problems. In many cases a hole was just dug in the ground and allowed to fill with water. The property owner’s expectation of a crystal clear spring has turned into a muddy mess! The next...

How Aeration Effects Fish

  Small ponds are difficult to manage. Lakes have dynamic forces of wind, water currents, stratification changes and biota that help maintain physical and chemical characteristics of water. Ponds are often too small to have all of the natural processes that occur...