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When I first started my landscape career approximately 15 years ago I was of the belief that all aspects of landscape design was simply a matter of research and site evaluation. Now with years of experience and thousands of hours of hands on working with the land, I am here to tell you that experience [...]

With Spring around the corner and plants already showing signs growth …. I am reminded how fortunate we were to have had Chris and Colin and their fantastic crews create our new garden. All aspects of our garden renovation were very positive and we “echo” the well written testimonials about this dynamic company with one [...]

You’ve probably heard it said that you should take everything in moderation … or you can get too much of a good thing.  But mulch is one of those things that provides benefit the more you use.  It benefits your garden at every time of the year in a number of important ways Mulching in [...]

Your Landscape is in need of help but where to start? internet security software reviews Choosing a landscape contractor can be downright scary.  You want a company that is reputable, experienced and reliable but where do you start?  Here are a few tips to help you when choosing the right contractor for your needs; How [...]

Are you thinking about a new layout for your landscape but just don’t know where to start?  The process of redesigning or creating a new landscaping can be daunting but there are a few simple steps that will make it easier for you. antivirus software for mac   A)     Identify usage of the space.   An [...]

The essentials of landscape construction; A landscape construction project can include residential or commercial properties.  The process for each is relatively the same; A)     Start with hiring a professional Sounds easy enough but there is plenty of businesses that promote themselves as landscape construction experts with little landscape experience.   Here are some questions you can [...]

Taking you step by step through the design process. A) The Meet and Greet! The first step in any sized project is the first meeting between the landscaping company and the property owner. This informal meet and greet is an opportunity for the customer to explain what they are looking for, bounce preliminary ideas off [...]

Taking you step by step through the construction process You have no doubt read my article ‘taking you step by step through the design process’ (link here), you have approved a plan but now what?   The construction process! You are ready to have the work estimated by a contractor.   First you have to choose the [...]

We were recently contacted by an overseas company that has purchased a large tract of land on Landsend Road, Sidney, B.C. The land is to be cleared and several high end homes will soon occupy this site. Our initial involvement was to clear the under brush so the owners of the site could begin the [...]

The word ‘soil’ is used often in the landscape world but what exactly does that word mean? By definition, ‘soil’ is made up of a combination of sand, silt and clay. The ratio of each component will determine a soil’s physical condition. There is 12 major textural classes of soil;  Sand,loamy sand,sandy loam,loam,silt loam,silt,sandy clay,sandy [...]