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Size Up Your Site: A First Step in Planning Your Landscape

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWhether you plan your garden from start to finish or use a professional designer, a few simple steps can help you assess your property’s potential to develop the landscape of your dreams. By getting involved in the landscape design process, you can address practical problems, structure your outdoor living space and develop a plan that […]

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Winter Interest in the Garden

Groundworks Landscaping TipsMany gardeners think of the fourth season as a time for rest, but winter can be interesting and fun to plan for a bold, appealing landscape. While most of us plan our landscapes for bloom times in spring and summer, there are many plants offering color and texture appeal for the cold season landscape. Winter […]

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Vermicomposting

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWe’re very excited about one of the newer trends... vermicomposting, otherwise known as worm composting! This simple process mixes food scraps with yard waste and other organic materials in an enclosed area containing specific types of worms.

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Worm-Casting Tea

Groundworks Landscaping TipsPerhaps you used compost tea on your plants and saw the amazing effect it had. (If you haven’t, you should try it and then you’ll see it... promise!) However, if you think your plants loved their compost tea, try giving them a drink of worm casting tea. No, it’s not the liquid dripping from the bottom of an elevated worm bin.

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Dormant Pruning With the Proper Tools

Groundworks Landscaping TipsLate winter pruning is often recommended for many trees and shrubs. Pruning the plants while they are dormant is less stressful for the plant and it’s also easier to view the structure of deciduous trees and shrubs without their leaves.

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Feeding Birds in Winter

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWinter is a crucial time for birds. As temperatures drop, there are no insects to eat and the natural seeds are covered with snow, and as the season lengthens, the berries and crab apples are long gone. Birds need enough food to maintain their body temperatures and must search for food from sun up to […]

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Pruning Fundamentals

Groundworks Landscaping TipsThe first thing to look for when pruning a tree is broken, diseased or dead branches, all of which should be removed. Many deciduous shrubs can really benefit from annual pruning. Pruning not only controls the size of these shrubs, but it can also increase flower production and encourage colorful bark.

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