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Garden Ponds

Garden Ponds - Cherry Blossoms & Water

This Franklin, Mass pond is roughly 1800 gallons with a header pond and double spillway. The sounds of water and early spring peepers make this pond a dominating feature in the landscape.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Landscape Field Video: How to Prepare a Garden Bed for Planting

How to Prepare a Garden Bed for Planting

This week, The Garden Continuum's Install Staff demonstrates how to prepare a garden bed for planting. On this property in Wellesley, TGC is expanding an existing perennial bed. Old trees and vines were removed from the back of the garden bed to make room for the new plantings. Check out the video below for great garden bed prep tips!

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Home Landscaping Ideas: Building a Storyboard

How To Develop A Storyboard for your Landscape Project

Turning ideas into a buildable vision takes organization. By collecting inspiration you will begin to hone your ideas into a cohesive narrative.

The design process always starts with a vision.

The design process is sure to feel overwhelming when ideas are crashing up against development questions and budget concerns. It is important to build the vision without clouding the process up with questions like...
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Design Lessons on Realizing your Landscape Vision

No creation was ever realized that wasn’t first a simple idea.

The road between a dream and the realization of that dream is paved with clear and measurable steps. Just like putting one foot in front of the other leading you to a destination, building a landscape, no matter its size, requires completing a set of tasks that will ensure a positive outcome.

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The Five "B"s of Winter Garden Interest

Winter Garden Interest is VERY important to anyone living in a region, like New England, where snow is a regular occurrence. It is probably safe to say that January 2011 has pushed the limits for our love of snow here in Massachusetts. So far it is on record as the third snowiest winter season behind 1996 and 2005. The kicker is it is only January!

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Landscape Design

Whether you are planning a landscape from scratch, renovating an old landscape, or just creating a small flower garden, the project should always start with a landscape design. 

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Our Garden Blogging Mission

We hope this blog will provide a place for everyone interested in landscape development to find practical, straight forward information about creating and maintaining the garden of their dreams.

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