Google Analytics Tag (GA4)

Dry Streams – Adding Functionality to the Garden

Dry Streams – Adding Functionality to the Garden

Dry streams are a way to hide or transform water using locations within the garden. These areas are not rain gardens, but low and sloped spots that water runs through quickly after a rain. It might be the location of the downspout outflow, a sloped spot in a level lawn, or a drainage swale used […]

Read More…

Using Stone in the Landscape (and not as mulch!)

Stone has become an increasing factor in American landscapes, being used primarily alongside weed fabric in place of mulch. As great as this looks, it is increasing knowledge that this is hard on plants and soil micro-organisms. Do not get me wrong, I love the look of a landscape fabricked and laid in with Iowa […]

Read More…