Welcome to the Nature Works Blog. 

Our job is to provide information, inspiration, and innovation about the the world of Ecological Landscaping!  We aim to be your go-to source for both information and all-organic, ecologically-inspired landscaping services.  

This is a common question from friends and family who wonder why I enjoy manual labor when they see me favoring an injury or the sound of the creaks and cracks that my body makes when I get up. There isn't a simple answer, I have a bachelors degree, I could have chosen a field that exercised mind instead of my whole being but I have always been drawn to the outdoors and the ache of a good days labor.

Connecting with the Natural World
"Perhaps the most radical thing we can do is to stay at home, so we can learn the names of the plants and animals around us; so that we can begin to know what tradition we're part of."
-Terry Tempest Williams
 

My mom loved nature.

She loved flowers, the birds (particularly flaming red cardinals and their songs), growing vegetables in her garden. Being immersed in nature was something that gave her peace in an otherwise unpredictable world.

I have always been fascinated by the seemingly endless lengths of stone walls in the woods around the Berkshires.  A silent reminder that the woods were not always so, and that up until around a hundred years ago, most of the wooded areas that we are so used too, were open fields.

Krishna on Work

 

To action alone thou hast a right,

As we begin our twelfth season offering Organic Lawn Care to our clients, I'm reminded of the importance of avoiding using toxic chemical lawn fertilizers and pesticides in our homes landscapes.

Most would agree that a great lawn is thick, green and easy to care for. The controversy starts when you add the words “weed free”. What is a weed? Generally defined as “a wild plant growing where it is not wanted”. Makes sense and certainly applicable to many plants found in the cultivated landscape with invasive plants seemingly becoming a bigger problem with each passing year.