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    How to Guarantee Landscape Success by Starting with Easy Wins

    Every homeowner attempting a landscape project starts out with the best intentions. Regardless of size, every project usually begins with a desire to make improvements – perhaps a ...

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    Why now is the time to create a home vegetable garden

    As the current battle against the coronavirus rages and images of wartime are invoked, memories of the famous “victory gardens” of World War I and II come to mind. During both ...

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    How to Make the Most of the Fall Landscape Season

    Landscapes, when you think about it, are living entities – complex “organisms” that go through stages of life just like every other living thing. From their “birth” every spring ...

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    Choose the Right Plant for the Right Place in Your Landscape

    One of the most basic mistakes made in the garden, especially by those just starting out, is selecting plants based primarily on whim: “Ooo, that’s a nice flower, or that smells ...

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    Instagram Your Garden with Monique

    Let me start off by thanking all of you who subscribe, read, and comment on The Garden Continuum's Garden Design & Fine Gardening blog. We totally appreciate your engagement ...

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    The Top 25 Perennial Picks for Peak Performance and Low Effort

    Okay, so maybe this month’s blog post title is a mouthful, but it’s an important one as we head toward peak growing season. Why? Because it’s all about the role of perennials in ...

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    4 Simple Steps for Achieving a Low Maintenance Landscape

    Everybody loves a beautiful landscape but who really loves taking care of it? If you’re a homeowner who envies a gorgeous landscape design but dreads the idea of having to take ...

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    3 Reasons Why Fall Is Perfect For Planting

    When most people think about the fall they think about dead leaves, diminishing light, and the inevitable appearance of old man winter. No person in their right mind would ...

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    Top 3 Season-Extending Gardening Tips

    If you just love gardens with WOW-Factor, the season always seems to come to an end way too soon. Trees, shrubs, and perennials are traditional favorites for creating layers and ...

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    5 Top Fall Tasks To Give Your Landscape The Biggest Bang For Your Buck

    Many homeowners don’t realize that fall is a critical time for lawns and gardens. Even though the summer bloom is off, bright colors are beginning to fade, and winter is just ...

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    How to DeadHead Salvia

    …and the answers to many other questions about this popular plant Salvias are like that old childhood friend you still love to hang out with: easy-going, dependable, and ...

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    Learn How to Choose the Best Planning Lead Time for Your Next Landscape Project

    We New Englanders have a tendency to stumble out of our homes after a long, hard winter, blink in the bright sunshine like bears emerging from their dens and say, “Man, the yard ...

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    5 Proper Ways to Use Fences in a Landscape

    Fences are one of the most challenging landscape elements. People often install fences without first thinking the project through and the less-than-satisfactory results can range ...

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    5 Driveway Design Tips Guaranteed to Give Your Home the Best Curb Appeal

    When talk turns to ways of improving property value and creating more “curb appeal” – the visual attractiveness easily seen when first driving up to a home  – driveways don’t ...

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    3 Tips for Optimal Placement & Size of Outdoor Landscape Features

    One of the biggest mistakes to make when designing outdoor living spaces is to plunk things down wherever it seems easiest. These seemingly easy or convenient spaces may be ...

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    3 Easy Ways to Integrate Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

    Many homeowners are eager to add outdoor space to their property that integrates nicely with their home. Often this is a great way to expand a home and open up additional living ...

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    3 Things You Don’t Think About When Designing a Lawn Space

    For almost two centuries the “lawn” has been a standard fixture in the American Landscape. Today everyone simply expects a lawn to be part of their landscape, but the interesting ...

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    Shade Gardens

    Shade Gardens - Flowers Accent a Lush Landscape This garden in Wellesley, Mass uses all manner of plants to make this landscape into a lush display of color. The carpet of green ...

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    Landscaping Driveways

    Driveway - Eco-Friendly Choices for your Sustainable Landscape This long driveway in Franklin, Mass is constructed of crushed bank gravel that has been compacted as if asphalt ...

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    Landscape Field Videos: How to Deadhead a Daylily

    How to Deadhead a Daylily Due to the great response we received from our previous blog on How to Deadhead a Daylily, The Garden Continuum went ahead and created a Video HOW-TO on ...

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    Deck Landscaping Ideas

    Decks - The Home to Patio Connection This narrow back yard in Dover, Mass needed a comfortable space for outdoor living. A long transitional deck with open angled steps invites ...

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    Pools - Backyard Pool & Garden Design

    This Canton, MA back yard was overgrown and little used. With kids who love to swim, the homeowners decided now was the time to invest in an outdoor living environment. This yard ...

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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 ...

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    Perennial Landscaping Ideas

    Perennials - Put Your Purple on in the Garden Nothing says "beautiful" better than gardens with color.

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    Landscape Field Videos: How to Build a Patio

    Outside living spaces are valuable additions to any landscape environment. Patios are particularly valuable because they extend our living into the landscape in more exciting ways ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    5 Must Do Landscape Tasks for the Spring Garden

    The chill in the air is back, but spring is here. This means there is work to do outside. If you wait until the picture perfect spring weather, you might find yourself with more ...

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    How much sun does your garden have?

    To understand the available sun in your garden, map your shade. Mapping the shade in your landscape is a very useful tool in landscape design. If you want to succeed in your ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Learn How To Pick Plants For Your Landscape

    FALL IS AN AMAZING TIME TO PLANT As we move into the cooler, wetter weather of the autumn season, I encourage you to think about planting new plants in your landscape. Maybe you ...

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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. ...

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    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 ...

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    Landscape Field Videos: How to Build a Patio- Part Three

    How to Build a Patio: Part Three This week's video on How to Build a Patio concludes with cutting pavers, installing edging, and compacting and adding joint sand. The Dwight Derby ...

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    Landscape Field Videos: How to Build a Patio- Part Two

    How to Build a Patio: Part Two This week the Dwight Derby House patio project continues with TGC's install staff laying the bedding sand and the pavers. Check out the project ...

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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 ...

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    How to plant a shrub - Landscape Tips Field Videos

    HOW TO PLANT A SHRUB The Garden Continuum's Install Team demonstrates how to plant a shrub. On this particular property, TGC had renovated the garden beds the previous year. For ...

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    Landscape Field Videos - How to set a trellis in your garden

    Installing a Garden Trellis TGC's install team demonstrates how to pour concrete around a custom built cedar trellis. Creativity goes a long way to help preserve the integrity of ...

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    Landscape Design - 3 Design Tools For Planning Your Landscape Project

    Understanding your space will help you fully maximize the potential that exists for your project. There are three mistakes you want to avoid when planning for any landscape ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Sustainability in the Garden

    Sustainability is the hot new buzzword in the landscape world. What does it mean? The dictionary says… 1) able to be maintained 2) maintaining ecological balance

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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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    Easy Versus Simple - Demystifying the Landscaping Process

    Working in the garden has become a passion of the American homeowner. The DIY market it is still booming encouraging every able-bodied human to get out there and start digging, ...

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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 ...

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