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A Pruning Guide

by David Anderson David will lead a hands-on pruning demonstration and discussion on March 9th at the ELA Conference. As landscapers and horticulturalists pruning is a very important part of our work. Most horticulturists are passionate about pruning. Most people enjoy pruning and believe in their methods. There are as many different styles of pruning as there […]

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Managing “Wear and Tear” in Heavy-use Landscapes

by Ronnit Bendavid-Val As parks and gardens get more and more use by the public especially in our urban areas, many places are seeing increasing effects of this heavier use on the horticultural elements of our gardens. While it’s exciting that our culture is putting greater value on our green spaces, the effects of substantially […]

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Reawakening a Natural Pool

by Trevor Smith Natural pools offer year-round outdoor enjoyment with surprisingly little upkeep. After its third, and very tough, winter, I recently opened a large natural pool and its associated constructed wetland for one of my clients. Here is a glimpse at the process. (more…)

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Taking it to the Extremes

by Sandy Vorce “How do you plan for Climate Change and all the wild weather?” This was a question recently posed by several college students who came to help out at Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont, MA. These students were among the hundreds of volunteers who arrived at Habitat the […]

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Drip It!

by John Swaringen We’ve heard it all before, haven’t we? Drip lines clog and stop working. They take too much time and labor to install. It’s harder to complete bed maintenance around drip irrigation. Overhead watering is easier and is just as good for the plants. Irrigation contractors and landscapers can come up with lots […]

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