Permeable Solutions for Sloped Surfaces: A Case Study

by Kristopher Houle, P.E. In the face of today’s regulatory environment, it is important to consider the many different green infrastructure practice alternatives available for use in urban site design. One alternative whose benefits are clear and well understood is porous asphalt. Design advancements over the last two decades have established its relevance both as […]

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A Wild Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn

by Jenny Blackwell It’s hard to imagine what New York City looked like before settlers arrived and cleared the way for development, but a new one-acre garden in the middle of Brooklyn tries to recreate the ecology of the greater New York City area, Long Island, and coastal areas of New Jersey as it existed for […]

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The Scoop on Dog Waste

by Maureen Sundberg As the piles of snow finally melt from lawns and garden beds in spring, we’re often confronted with the waste left behind by winter dog walkers. At the least, these surprise packages are a messy annoyance. With an estimated 70 to 80 million dogs in the United States, uncollected dog waste also […]

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From Nursery to Garden: Establishing Plants in the Landscape

by Kate Stafford and Mark Richardson There’s little mystery to successfully establishing plants in the landscape. Most plants will thrive when given the right growing conditions. But, it’s our job as landscape professionals to provide all the tools for their success – from choosing the right plants for the site and digging properly-sized holes, to […]

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Planting Plugs: Putting Tools to the Test

by New Moon Nursery New Moon Nursery has specialized in growing native perennials, grasses, rushes, sedges and vines in ‘Deep Plug’ trays since we started in 2003. This means the plants arrive to the job site in cells 2.5” in diameter and 4.5” deep.  While there are a lot of advantages to the Deep Plugs, including […]

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Landscape for Life: Put your Garden to Work!

by Alexandra Torres Our gardens have both a responsibility to support life and the potential to provide incredible benefits. As our population and urban areas continue to grow, our natural areas and the services they provide are seeing a decline. Offsetting this decline by building healthy, productive landscapes “at home” is critical to sustaining life. […]

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Everyone Can Play a Role in Pollinator Conservation

by Kelly Gill Pollinators – especially bees – are an indispensable part of a healthy environment and a secure food supply. Nearly 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce. This includes more than two-thirds of the world’s crop species. The fruits, seeds, and livestock feed produced by pollinators provides over […]

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