Archive for the Lawn Category
If there’s one landscape design request I receive more than anything, it’s “…and I want it to be low maintenance”. And who can blame them. Most people don’t want to spend their evenings and weekends weeding. So here’s how I respond and how I plan my designs. First, there’s no [Read more…]
Mowing the lawn is wasteful. If you hire a service, you’re spending dollars and if you mow your own lawn, you’re spending your time (arguably more valuable!). But regardless of who does the mowing, the process is consuming fossil fuels and releasing air pollution.
Can you name one of the most financially wasteful and environmentally harmful landscape practices that is common to our area? Or in reverse, do you know of a landscape practice that can be embraced by the most fiscal conservative and the most liberal environmentalist? The answer to the first question [Read more…]
If you have ever dug in your garden, and found thick white, soft bodied bugs just under the surface, to several inches down, you have seen grubs. These insects are the larval form of several different species of scarab beetles, which will eventually pupate, and emerge from the ground. There [Read more…]