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Gardening for Earth Day: The Five R’s in the Garden

The Five R’s of Landscape Maintenance How do you express yourself within your garden or landscape? Typically our landscapes are adorned with beautiful plants that sprinkle the landscape with color. The liveliness and beauty of… Read More

The Garden Awaits: April Gardening in Alachua County

April is Almost Here Bees are buzzing, flowers blooming, and many plants are awaking from their winter-time slumber. Although many of us are cooped-up and getting a little stir-crazy, the garden awaits. Gardening is one… Read More

Florida’s Natural Melody: Landscape Patterns and Stream Health

Florida’s Natural Melody Have you ever gone paddling on a local spring run or river and sat silently listening to the wind, bird songs, rustling leaves, or lapping sounds of water along the bank-especially in… Read More

Beyond Installation: Designing with Maintenance in Mind

Landscapes in Time I remember planting a small pine sapling when I was three years old in my parents’ backyard. By the time I moved the tree was already 25’ tall. Last March I saw… Read More

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Supporting Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, provisional, cultural, and… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Getting Your Hands Dirty

This is the fifth post in the Landscape Design Series. You Made it! You have made it! It is graduation day-Pomp and Circumstance is playing. Over the previous posts, we covered landscape design tips and… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Right Plant, Right Place

This is the fourth post in the Landscape Design Series “Don’t Panic” has been our reoccurring mantra with the landscape design series. Now that we have discussed some of the basics of landscape design, our… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Curating our Design Opportunities

This is article three in the Landscape Design Series. A Review Are you getting the hang of landscape design? I have encouraged everyone to not panic because landscape design can seem overwhelming, but now your… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Inside the Designer’s Toolbox

This is article two in the Landscape Design Series Tools of the Trade Remember, Don’t Panic. Landscape design seems overwhelming, but with the proper tips and tools, you will be able to design the dream… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Starting at the End

Landscape Design Introduction My favorite time of year has arrived-autumn. With the cooler air comes life. Our communities are filled with a vibrant spirit. But as our landscapes begin their annual slumber, it gives us… Read More