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Jay MacMullan

Recent Posts by Jay MacMullan:

Landscape Field Videos: How to Prune a Yew

Yew = Taxus in Latin

...and there are many species to choose from. This plant however gets pretty bad reviews time and time again from home and business owners. It is unfair really, because its "ugliness" is not its fault at all! Yews look ugly because they are pruned incorrectly ALL THE TIME! They are sheared to within an inch of their lives - into balls, cones, and even squares. Now what plant out in nature ever grew into the shape of a square? No wonder these poor plants are loathed. Just look at this natural shape and size. What's not to love? This plant is totally hand pruned.

Topics: Building A Better Landscape Business Landscape and Garden Maintenance

How to Build a Walkway - Landscape Video Blog

How to Build a Walkway

The Garden Continuum's Design/Build Team finished up a patio project last week in Wellesley. In order to connect the new patio in the backyard, we installed a pea-stone walkway that connects the front of the house to the back patio. Check out the video and pictures below to see the process.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Hardscape Features In The Landscape Designing Gardens and Landscapes Building A Better Landscape Business

How to Renovate Perennial Gardens - Video


How to Renovate Perennial Gardens

Spring and fall are great times to start exploring edits to your perennial gardens! Whether you are looking to move and divide a few plants, add some much needed color, or renovate an entire garden bed, the cooler weather makes it an ideal time to redesign. This week, The Garden Continuum video blog discusses the perennial garden renovation process and shares some how-to tips to help you in your own gardens. Thanks for watching!

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Gardens With A Theme Horticulture In The Garden Designing Gardens and Landscapes Landscape and Garden Maintenance

How to Edge Your Lawn

How to Edge a Garden Bed

April is quickly coming to a close and The Garden Continuum has been very busy with landscape renovations, projects and maintenance. This week, TGC's video blog focuses on how to edge your lawn and garden beds. Check out the video below for some great tips.

Topics: Building A Better Landscape Business Landscape and Garden Maintenance

How to Divide Ornamental Grasses

How to Divide Ornamental Grasses

The Garden Continuum is back in action and excited for the 2012 gardening season! This week we wanted to video blog about ornamental grasses. We love to incorporate grasses in the landscape but over time they can become overgrown and less attractive. Spring is a great time to dig them up and divide. Check out the video below for some how-to tips.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Gardens With A Theme Designing Gardens and Landscapes Landscape and Garden Maintenance Seasonal Garden Interest

Landscape Field Videos: How to Transplant a Shrub

How to Transplant a Shrub

This week, The Garden Continuum demonstrates how to transplant a shrub. Fall is perfect for renovating your gardens and with the cooler weather, your shrubs and trees transplant with far less stress. Check out the video below to see a recent transplant.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Designing Gardens and Landscapes Building A Better Landscape Business Landscape and Garden Maintenance

Landscape Field Videos: Small Spaces-Big Garden Potential

Creating Curb Appeal: Small Spaces-Big Garden Potential

This week, The Garden Continuum shares with you a one day landscape project that transformed a small city garden. We are all faced with space challenges in the landscape and TGC thought this video may help give you some ideas when it comes to tackling your own projects.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Designing Gardens and Landscapes Building A Better Landscape Business Landscape and Garden Maintenance

Landscape Field Videos: How to Plant a Tree

How to Plant a Tree

Fall has arrived in New England! With the cooler weather upon us, planting season is in full swing. This week, The Garden Continuum demonstrates how to plant a tree. Check out the steps involved in the video below. We hope this season leaves you time to think about your own yard and what changes you want to make to it. Whether you planting trees, shrubs or transplanting perennials, Fall is the perfect time to plant!

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Horticulture In The Garden Building A Better Landscape Business Landscape and Garden Maintenance

Landscape Field Videos: How to Install Drip Edge

How to Install Drip Edge

This week TGC demonstrates how to install drip edge. Many times we encounter landscapes that have insufficient gutters, poor drainage and wood decay. Water can be difficult to manage and can cause significant damage to your home if not properly managed. Drip edge allows us to create an area where water can spill off the roof and drain with out splashing mud and water back up onto the side of the house. Drip edge is great to use where soil is too close to wood or sections of a roof do not have gutters. This is very common with bay or bump out windows. Check out the video below to see how it works.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Landscape and Garden Maintenance

How to Straighten a Damaged Ornamental Tree

How to Straighten a Damaged Tree

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, The Garden Continuum has been cleaning up tons of tree damage. While Irene did destroy many shrubs and trees, she also left us with the wounded. This week, TGC shows you how to straighten trees that have been blown over by strong winds.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Building A Better Landscape Business Landscape and Garden Maintenance