Winter’s Wrath: Protecting your Landscape for Springtime Success
When visitors enjoy the spectacular flowers and textures of a lush, mature landscape during a warm Michigan summer, the last thing on their minds is the blustery winter winds guaranteed to arrive in a few short months.
When the Snow has to Go
When the weather outside is frightful –– and the fire is so delightful! –– it may be tempting to stay indoors and let it snow. Unfortunately, that accumulating snow is not going to shovel itself.
Don’t Let the Cold Sneak in through Your Windows
I work hard to cut the logs that fuel the fire in my Lopi wood-burning stove.
Winterizing the Garden and Beyond
Getting a healthy jump on the spring landscape actually depends on what you do for your plants in the fall. No preparation leads to more work in the spring to bring perennials, shrubs, and lawn back to life.
How to Prevent Wasted Water in Landscaping
Water is an essential element for a healthy outdoor habitat, integral on many levels. Nature’s ecosystems are largely controlled by rainfall patterns. From tropical rainforests to arid deserts, plants and animals are dependent on and sustained by the natural rainwater.
Lighting in Layers
Do you ever sit down after a long day of work to wind down, and realize your options are lights on full blast or complete darkness? To avoid that all-or-nothing scenario, we use what are called lighting layers when designing a space.
Hypertufa Troughs: Earthy Containers for Every Landscape
Hyper-what? Hypertufa troughs are manmade rugged, porous planters that allow plants to take center stage. They look like heavy concrete, but the combination of cement, peat, perlite, and water make them much lighter and easier to handle.
Greenhouses are enchanting. Traditionally, they winter over our favorite tropical plants, allow us a great start on the Michigan growing season, and create an earth-scented, warm, and wonderful space.