October 3, 2020

Pro Spotlight: Mark Highland of Organic Mechanics [VIDEO]

The Organic Mechanics Soil Company is an organic compost and potting soil manufacturer using 100% organic and locally-sourced ingredients. We use their Biochar Blend featuring organic compost, worm casting and biochar, in virtually every one of our landscape installations. We believe it is a key ingredient in developing healthy soil microbial populations, in turn producing thriving. organic gardens. In the 

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July 28, 2020

Where Have All the Birds, Bees & Butterflies Gone?

In September 2019 an alarming study made headlines – North America had lost almost 30% of its bird population in the last fifty years, a total of nearly 3 billion birds lost. The population losses span every biome, but forests (1 billion lost) and grasslands (720 million lost) are especially hard hit. The study’s authors point to several potential causes 

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June 8, 2020

Natural, Organic Landscaping | Fairfield & Westchester County

Much has changed within the landscape industry in recent history.  What began as a fascination with exotic plants and a design style that emphasized control and artificial perfection in the landscape is now seeing a tide change toward natural and organic landscaping. Learn more about our Ecological Landscape Design  and Organic Maintenance services.  Groups like the Ecological Landscape Alliance, the Northeast 

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April 30, 2020

How Can We Make Our Landscapes Safer and Healthier? | Fairfield & Westchester County

As landscape ecologists and designers, we consider ever property an opportunity to improve the health of the local ecosystem and the human health of our clients. These may seem like lofty goals, but we are not just any landscape design firm in Fairfield or Westchester county.  We are proudly an ecological design firm, and nothing brings us more joy than 

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April 3, 2020

Natural Landscape Design with Earth Elements: Stone, Wood & Water | Bedford Hills, New York

A woodland retreat should exhibit all the elements of nature to convey a feeling of peace and serenity. Gravel drive, landscape boulders, winding garden paths leading to a deck/terrace complete with naturalistic waterfall and small pond. Soothing and relaxing, as it should be. The sound of water gently flows, dappled shade, birds singing, a quiet exuberance of color emerges from 

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