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Observations from the Minneapolis St. Paul Season

by Daniel Peterson What a fantastic season for landscapes. The weather has been exceptionally cooperative in the Minneapolis St. Paul area. Pollinators have had a busy year from early April until the beginning of November. There has been an upswing in client interest for more ecologically sound landscape design/installation practice with thoughts going beyond a […]

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Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love

The following excerpt is from Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love by Julie Moir Messervy (The Taunton Press, 2009), pages 171-173. Auditing Energy It may sound strange, but the first thing I do when I visit a new property is to perform a kind of mental “energy audit” on the landscape. I’m not talking […]

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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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by Heather Whitlow The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. With 90 Case Study Briefs, over 100 Fast Facts, and dozens of Benefits Toolkit calculators, is sure to become your go-to place to find design precedents, show value, and make the case for sustainable landscape […]

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Making Magic with Mosses

by Annie Martin aka Mossin’ Annie Moss landscapes offer a magical appeal with verdant expanses that seem to encapsulate our spirits with a sense of serenity. Yet, the environmental advantages of eco-friendly mosses add another element of magic through the creation of outdoor living spaces that complement natural ecosystems. As Planet Earth’s oldest living land […]

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