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native perennial plant community design approach
native perennial plant community design approach
native perennial plant community design approach

Landscape project budget considerations

As a landscape designer for almost 30 years in Albany's Capital District I have designed and installed projects that ranged from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Meeting with clients about their landscape design project…
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Land Design, Inc. in Featured article on Houzz

Our 2013 cedar fenced garden project  was again shown in a Houzz article on conserving water. Photos of that project are also repeatedly posted to Pinterest. Many of our clients compile idea books on both sites to help convey what they like…
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Retaining wall design in Albany, NY

Retaining wall systems have come such a long way in the 30 years I've been a landscape designer here in the Capital District. We've gone from creosote railroad ties and pressure treated timbers to dozens of brands of beautiful, natural looking…
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Benefits of Fall Planting vs. Spring planting

I saw this in Sunset magazine; it's from a West Coast perspective but we gain the same benefits of Fall Planting here in Albany's Capital District.  As someone who has planted thousands of perennials, trees, and shrubs over my 28 year career…
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Using arborist wood chips as landscape mulch

There is a great deal of discussion, some of it very heated, about using wood landscape mulch, especially about the use of arborist wood chippings. I ran across this well presented article which says they do not rob the soil of nitrogen and…
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Native plant consulting with native nursery

We've got a new resource of plants and info from the native perennial nursery, Wild Things Rescue Nursery.Dawn is a tireless advocate for natives and against the effects of some commercial growing operations.Check out this info from her…
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A little water feature can make a huge difference

A simple recirculating fountain can transform a dull space into a relaxing zen retreat or mask unwanted noise. A rougly spliced video of some fountains Laura and I have had in our own courtyard space...