Sustainability

GARDEN DESIGN TRENDS – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

GARDEN DESIGN TRENDS – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

New York City homeowners in Manhattan and Brooklyn are concerned with drainage, privacy from neighbors and sustainability in their small gardens. Great ideas from famous gardens can be incorporated into these smaller spaces.

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EVOLUTION OF THE LAWN

EVOLUTION OF THE LAWN

It is estimated that the total amount of monocultured lawn in the United States exceeds the size of the state of Pennsylvania. Why?

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HOW DO I ATTRACT BIRDS INTO MY GARDEN?

HOW DO I ATTRACT BIRDS INTO MY GARDEN?

Backyard gardeners and landscape designers can increase the number and variety of birds by streamlining the natural ecosystems you see at the forest edge.

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10 GARDENING TIPS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

10 GARDENING TIPS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

Garden design ideas for your small garden or landscape. When garden planning, these are effective tips for the climate-friendly gardener.

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GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

When gardening as climate change occurs, is it practical for a garden designer to select a plant that needs additional maintenance to survive successfully?

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WHAT IS TU BISH'VAT?

WHAT IS TU BISH'VAT?

Tu Bishvat is a celebration to revere and respect our land, our soil, our environment. Tu BiSh'vat is a tree-centric celebration which promotes arboriculture.

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7 SOLUTIONS TO DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN THE GARDEN

7 SOLUTIONS TO DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN THE GARDEN

As a New York City garden designer, managing water by remediating existing drainage problems is a challenge. Here are 7 solutions I've learned. 

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HOW TO USE GRAVEL IN THE GARDEN

HOW TO USE GRAVEL IN THE GARDEN

I’m a fan of pea gravel in garden design. It's an attractive hardscape cover with an element of sound and it's a permeable surface to manage stormwater. 

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST IN THE GARDEN

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST IN THE GARDEN
“The greatest service which can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” Thomas Jefferson

The Darwinian approach of Natural Selection asserts that species adapt to various environments. Selection is the process by which the organisms that are best adapted to their environment tend to be the ones that survive to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation, hence the term ‘survival of the fittest.’ The environment is the ‘genetic sculptor’ which can, over time, change the characteristics of the organisms within a population.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOR RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOR RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY

In the process of creating a Brooklyn landscape design, a unique sustainable solution for a residential driveway was created by my partner and I. 

Impervious surfaces (such as driveways) limit the amount of stormwater capture and retention. During rain storms these surfaces...

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