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How to help wildlife in the Winter with your snow blower

Several years ago I started to see all of the bird, deer and other animal activity in our native garden during the Winter months, when we'd think the garden would be resting. When we have deep snow cover over most of our lawns and gardens…
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Elements of a good Landscape Plan

Our main "product" here at Land Design is a Master Landscape Plan. This is a drawing that endeavors to capture all of the ideas we have for your yard and distill them down to a easy to read drawing that guides you and/or your contractor. So…
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The Definition of Landscape Design

Professional Landscape design involves far more than simply choosing some plants.
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Jumping worms threaten forest and garden health in Albany’s Capital District

A year ago I did not know what a jumping worm was. Laura has done quite a bit of research on them and it is looking like these Asian invasive species (there are 3 distinct species here in the United States) will be affecting our landscapes,…
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The Best Native Pollinator Perennial that is Deer Resistant

Are you looking for a Deer Resistant Pollinator Perennial?  Look no further. Short Toothed Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum, is an all-star plant.  Alvin and I took a quick video on a walk by our year old native test garden.  From…
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Eco Friendly permeable patio design in the Albany NY area

You may have heard of permeable paver systems in the last few years.  But just what are permeable pavers? Controlling storm water is an evergrowing concern these days as more and more of our everyday environment is not permeable and rain water has nowhere to go.  If we can control the water on our own property  that is a significant step in easing the burden on our municipal systems.

Planning your Spring Landscape Project over the Winter

Where does the time go?  The Summer has come and gone and we are getting into the cool and wet weather of the Fall.  Laura and I still receive many client inquiries every week re large landscape projects, most containing some sort of hardscape…
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Spring landscape planning in Albany NY

What a Winter it's been; it looks like next week we'll be pulling out of the cold temps and then we'll all have to get outside and get our Spring cleanups going! I've gathered a collection of our how to videos to help. Do you need landscape…
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Landscape Design services for landscape contractors

Here at Land Design we work with both residential and commercial clients; many landscape contractors don't realize that we also offer design services that they can utilize when they need to. Many landscape contractors are extremely busy and…