August 26, 2017

Landscape Renovation

If you want to improve the appearance and hopefully the health of your landscape during the hot days of summer or if you must move and relocate plants because of construction, here are some tips; Water generously before you transplant dig wide and deep to get as much root mass of your plants as possible. Add compost to improve the 

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October 12, 2016

Organic Lawn Care: New Lawn Installation, Repair and Renovations, Maintenance

If you are going to have a lawn, it should be as healthy and safe as possible. The best way to do that is start will the best, naturally organic raw materials. In this case we used 88 yards of a premium topsoil/compost blend on a new construction site in Larchmont, New York. Nine varieties of turf grass were used 

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March 6, 2016

Organic Lawn Installation on a New Construction Site – Mamaroneck NY

This is a perfect example of a organic lawn installed from scratch on a new construction site of one acre in Mamaroneck, NY. There are very specific challenges to producing a high quality organic lawn on a residential construction site. The first challenge is to decompact the actual soil surface. During construction heavy machinery and vehicles constantly running over the 

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February 27, 2016

Wild Grass and Perennial Garden Builds Curb Appeal – Katonah NY

This modest landscape improvement project involved creating new planting beds at the entrance to the driveway incorporating the mailbox. The larger bed on the right side was arranged to arrest the attention of anyone coming to the home. Since the predominant entrance approach was coming toward the driveway/house from the left we created an elevated berm to dramatize the planting 

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February 15, 2016

Secret Garden of Celestial Happiness – Rye NY

This work in progress features many unique constructions and technologies. We started with eliminating the lawn. Below: BEFORE photo, beginning dethaching process.  This allowed for a predominantly native planting, a water feature was added including a bog and aquatic plants.   Bordering a wetland, we maximized the natural advantages of the property and invited the wildlife in. By substantially increasing 

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