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Basic Soil Tips

Understanding your soil conditions and how to work with that soil is important to successful landscaping. Watch the following Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) video to learn more. This video is an excerpt from an interview with ELA’s Vice President, Kathy Sargent-O’Neill. The complete interview aired on Plymouth, Massachusetts PACTV (www.pactv.org) on the program, Seniority, which […]

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Selecting Plants

The first step to successful gardening is the selection of the right plants. Watch the following Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) video to learn more. This video is an excerpt from an interview with ELA’s past Vice President, Kathy Sargent-O’Neill. The complete interview aired on Plymouth, Massachusetts PACTV (www.pactv.org) on the program, Seniority, which is produced […]

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How to Choose an Ecological Landscaper

Ecological Landscapers are professionals who have an understanding of natural systems — geology, climate, soils, plants, and ecology. They incorporate this knowledge with landscape design, construction, and maintenance to make ecologically sound decisions for your property. An ecological landscaper differs from a conventional landscaper through the approach, techniques, and products used while managing the soil, […]

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The Basics of Ecological Landscaping

Ecological Landscaping is a method of designing, building, and maintaining landscapes that considers the ecology of a site and creates gardens that enhance the surrounding environment for the benefit of humans and all other life in the ecosystem. When the earth is disturbed during the construction of buildings, homes, driveways, and roadways, the land is […]

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