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Sustainable Drainage and Irrigation

In early spring, water abounds. Melting snow, dripping icicles, and rainstorms turn what was recently solid ground into a muddy sponge. Here at Nature Works Land Care, we welcome the wet season and all it brings. But muck and runoff can be costly––even dangerous––when not managed properly. WHAT IS WATER MANAGEMENT? On a municipal level,...

When Choosing Plants, Go Native

What do popular landscaping plants like Japanese maple, forsythia bushes, and English ivy have in common? They’re pretty–and none of them are native to North America. While filling your yard with non-native plants might not sound like a big deal at first, it’s a choice that can have a significant ripple effect on your greater...

Edible Yard 101

It’s easy to get excited at this time of year in the grocery store. Behold the green bounty—ramps, fiddleheads, dandelion greens, burdock root, oh my! But did you know that you can actually get many of these foods for FREE—potentially even in your own backyard? Yep, with a little know-how and some patience, wild foraging...

The Many Benefits of Using Natives in your Landscape

It’s a common idea for most homeowners to view their landscape as their own personal oasis, to create, enjoy and manage however they see fit. We often forget our little plots of the world are pieces of a much bigger picture, specifically your local native plant community. When creating or making changes to our landscapes,...

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