Landscape Field Videos - How to set a trellis in your garden
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by Monique Allen
5M ago
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 the client's investment. Once the garden is planted, the trellis will be highlighted by rugged perennials and flowering shrubs that will offer vivid color throughout the growing season ..read more
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What is a CSA & How Does Community Support Help the Environment?
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
The visibility of locally-grown food received a significant boost in recent years with the growth in popularity of what has become known as the “farm-to-table” movement. Restaurants – especially trendy ones – began embracing locally-grown foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats, and poultry as a way to create uniqueness and be more environmentally aware and responsible. Ingredients and dishes were proudly labeled with the local grower’s name and other information about the food we were eating, so we would know exactly what we were putting in our mouths – hence the term, “farm-to-table.”  ..read more
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The 6 environmental and health benefits of growing your own food
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
To some people, it may seem like a stretch to make a connection between gardening and climate change. There is, however, a direct relationship between how we as a nation grow and distribute our food and the carbon emissions that are a major contributor to a warming Earth ..read more
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Does planting trees in your yard help fight climate change?
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
It seems that every week there’s news directly related to climate change: historic heat in the West; 100-year floods on the Gulf Coast; earlier, more damaging hurricanes affecting the East Coast. And perhaps the most fundamental contributor to this climate chaos is increased carbon dioxide emissions ..read more
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Why supporting local businesses helps the environment and your community
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
We live in an increasingly global community. Digital technology, the Internet, and innovations in transportation have all contributed to making it easy to interact with even the farthest corners of the world. And while there are certainly benefits to globalization, there are drawbacks, too. One of the biggest is the growing loss of locality – the awareness and preference of our local communities and the unique benefits they have to offer ..read more
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How to Rethink Residential Gardening for Climate Change
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
Climate change is affecting all things large and small, in ways that are sometimes not so apparent, while in others the impact is readily felt. Gardening is a unique activity in which climate change can be experienced throughout every aspect ..read more
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10 Smart Ways to Take Action to Reduce Your Home Carbon Footprint
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
As the call to action to help slow climate change grows increasingly urgent, average citizens are responding. Many are eager to join the movement to reduce our collective carbon footprint in an effort to curb carbon emissions and the greenhouse effect they help to create, which is responsible in large part for raising global temperatures.  At times, this battle can seem overwhelming and many individuals feel helpless, not knowing where to start. Fortunately, there are a number of meaningful actions we can all take and many start with the things we choose to do and use every day. The ..read more
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Go Hyper-Local to Help Save The Earth
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by Monique Allen
1y ago
There is no question that the climate is changing. The real question is, what can we all do about it? For me and The Garden Continuum, the answer was to go hyper-local with our business to help reduce carbon emissions while improving the health and beauty of our communities.  ..read more
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How to Guarantee Landscape Success by Starting with Easy Wins
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by Monique Allen
2y ago
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 redesigned garden space, or the installation of a patio, firepit, or some other hardscape feature to add versatility and opportunities for relaxation or recreation.  ..read more
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How 2020 Encouraged Every Homeowner to Become an Empowered Gardener
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by Monique Allen
2y ago
This year, the normally quiet streets and neighborhoods became a bustling sight of people outside, puttering and cleaning and building in their landscapes. Nurseries and garden center shelves were stripped clean of blooming perennials, seasonal annuals, and bulbs soon after being stocked. Even Christmas trees and holiday decor sold out early this year. We saw record traffic to our landscape blog library, even when I stopped posting (it was a weird year to juggle being an employer and a blogger). To say that people felt empowered to get out into their yards feels like an understatement! So wha ..read more
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