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Our job is to provide information, inspiration, and innovation about the world of Ecological Landscaping!  We aim to be your go-to source for both information and ecologically-inspired landscaping services. Our blog is written by members of our staff and local, professional writers. Our posts showcase our diverse backgrounds and commitment to horticulture, ecological design, and landscape...

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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,...

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As winter approaches, we prepare plants for the cold. Generations of gardeners have added a light layer of mulch to protect less hardy species during the colder months. Climate change brings increasingly unpredictable weather––frequent thaws, frigid lows, min-springtimes in January––and gardens are up against new threats. A bit of mulch on a few plants just...

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Welcome back to our series on extending shelf-life of your backyard bounty! Last month, we talked about extending the life of your fruits, vegetables & herbs by drying, freezing and canning them. In this month’s post, we have four more creative ways to keep your goods, well, good! It’s also chock-full of resources to help...

Overwhelmed by the abundance of fruits and veggies ripening in  your garden?  Does your CSA offer more cukes than you can consume? These tried-and-true methods of preserving produce will extend the expiration date on your farm-fresh bounty. For step-by-step instructions, we’ve linked to online resources from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Your local...

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The summer solstice has been observed for millennia and across cultures as a celebration of light, fertility and the abundance of the natural world. With full foliage overheard and sun in the forecast, midsummer presents the perfect opportunity to embrace the season. Here are some activities that take advantage of this special time of year...

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