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Restoring the Earth, One Yard at a Time


Find expert advice and tips on maintaining a beautiful yard and incorporating sustainable practices into your gardens and outdoor living spaces.

Landscaping for a New Construction Home

Landscaping for a New Construction Home

Congratulations!  You built your own home.  You chose your finishes, your fixtures and your colors. Your home is a true reflection of YOU. But outside is a wasteland. Compare it to gardening on the moon. The construction process is a messy one. Heavy equipment,...

Heavy Snow Weighs on Evergreens

Heavy Snow Weighs on Evergreens

Heavy Snow Weighs on Evergreens Heavy snow can sometimes build up on shrubs and break branches. Evergreens are especially vulnerable because their needles catch and hold snow that would fall right through the leafless branches of a deciduous shrub. Branches that slant...