Category Archives: March/April 2013

Contract With A Conscience

The art of selling sustainability. Photo Courtesy Of LandPatterns, Inc.

Sustainability is the word I hear most often these days when people talk about trends in landscaping and landscape maintenance. Sustainability can be defined as “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.” Is this a new concept? Hardly. This proactive concept has been taught to children from ecology books that warned, “If we don’t do ‘A’, then ‘B’ will occur, and ‘B’ is a … Continue reading

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Garden Fun

We still have flakes of snow in the air here on the shores of Lake Erie, but we have seen just enough spikes in temperature and breaks in the clouds to get me and my three youngest daughters excited about this summer’s backyard garden. Each year, we sit down and take a look at what worked well the year before (very successful carrot crop–as in too successful) and what didn’t work as well (we seem to be the only people … Continue reading

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