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It’s all about the quality of the team! 

I started my landscape career almost 20 yrs ago and I have worked with hundreds of people in this trade and associated trades.  That exposure has taught me the single most important company asset is its people.  For better or worse, your people define your business by fulfilling the promises you make to a client.  [...]

It’s all about the quality of the team! 2019-06-13T07:58:45+00:00

A Few Suggestions for Achieving a Healthy Landscape

The definition of a weed is ‘a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, i.e. a plant in the wrong place.’   Many methods of controlling weeds have been developed over the last century. Pesticides were a popular method among some gardeners for almost a generation. .  Fortunately, as the public becomes more educated, they are realizing [...]

A Few Suggestions for Achieving a Healthy Landscape2019-06-13T07:58:47+00:00

Let’s talk Retaining Walls

I have seen quite the variety of retaining walls throughout the Greater Victoria area, some good, some very bad.  What is a retaining wall? Retaining walls are usually created when there is a desire to manage or hold back soils or other hardscape materials. A retaining wall can be anywhere from 6” to in excess [...]

Let’s talk Retaining Walls2019-06-13T07:58:50+00:00

Choosing a Contractor

Your Landscape is in need of help but where to start? 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 long have they been [...]

Choosing a Contractor2019-06-13T07:58:51+00:00

Thinking ahead saves big $$!

Who doesn't want to save $$ on their landscape? Commercial or residential building construction, whether a renovation or a new build, usually has a landscape component. The landscaper’s role can involve many aspects; driveways, patios, walkways, arbors, fencing, irrigation, soils, lawns, plantings, to name a few. In most instances the landscaper is brought in when [...]

Thinking ahead saves big $$!2019-06-13T07:58:54+00:00

Landscaping, so much more than aesthetics!

Landscaping, so much more than looking aesthetics! Another winter season is on its way out. Spring! That fresh start to the season that reminds me year after year why I chose to be a ‘landscaper’. But what is a ‘landscaper’? I recently read one definition that said, ‘someone who arranges features of a landscape or [...]

Landscaping, so much more than aesthetics!2019-06-13T07:58:57+00:00

Mulch when you mow the lawn, don’t bag!

Back in the May/13 issue of the SeaSide Times I wrote about the benefits of mulch for your flower beds. In this post I want to touch on the importance of mulch for your lawns. For many homeowners the weekend lawn routine consists of mowing the lawn as close to the ground as possible as [...]

Mulch when you mow the lawn, don’t bag!2017-10-25T21:53:19+00:00