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Archive for February, 2010

[How To] keep your garden low-maintenance.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Perhaps the most common request of today’s garden clientele is “low-maintenance.” This can have a variety of different meanings to the ear of a Garden Designer. For one, it can mean “I want it to look pretty on its own,” or “I want to spend time relaxing in my garden, not working.” But whatever the interpretation, one thing is key to a low maintenance garden, design. Yes, design. My favorite thing.

Effective low-maintenance is all about design. Design provides structure for your plants and your hardscape that will last. A low-maintenance landscape is a lasting landscape. Whether or not you hire a Garden Designer or Landscape Architect, it is important to have a plan for your garden space, and make it your own. Your style and taste should be realized in your garden. It is your space!

So, here are some key ideas to use and remember when working towards a low-maintenance garden.


Spring into action.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Yesterday was Groundhog day, and Phil said six more weeks of Winter. Six more weeks is plenty of time to prepare your garden for Spring. In order to help you get started, I have compiled a list of beneficial garden chores.