Recent Landscaping Articles


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Curbside Planting Primer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Hell strip. That's another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city,...


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The Smart Gardener's Guide to Leaf Removal

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2015

Okay, so you didn't make it in time for your town's leaf pickup ... er, pickups ... last fall. Then they scheduled another round of leaf removal early this spring. Uh-huh. You missed...


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Lawn Sprinkler System News

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 19, 2015

Lawn sprinkler systems are going green. Besides just helping to keep your lawn a deep dark shade of emerald, automatic lawn irrigation systems (as professional landscapers call them)...


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8 Beloved Flowers for Every Soil Type

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2015

Flowers grew everywhere when I was a child. My late grandmother lived in the country surrounded by a wild profusion of flowering plants. And my mother loved to garden (still does, as...


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Low-Maintenance, Eco-Friendly Lawns

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2015

A lush green lawn is lovely in theory, but in actual practice, it tends to be a major hassle. Mowing and weeding are just plain hard work, and the amount of water necessary to maintain...