We've used a lot of landscape targeted products over the past 22 years of maintaining gorgeous gardens. As our primary concern is a happy client, we're always looking for exciting, new, cost effective, and time saving products we can offer as a service to round out our maintenance offerings.
We test these products out for a number of seasons on our own landscape and a couple of guinea pig gardens before offering them up as a regular service, as sometimes the companies' big claims end up just being broken promises.
Some of our favorites (click on the photo to go directly to their website):
So there you have it- three of the many great products we have determind are worth using in your landscape. I will share more in future posts, but until then please drop us a line if you know of any other latest and greatest landscaping products we should look into.
I've discovered a new product (well, someone on a landscaper's forum actually pointed it out) that I think has fabulous potential! It's a 95% recycled material paving brick. Yup, looks like a brick, smells like a tire. I'm hopeful that fades- we'll bring the samples back in for a sniff test here eventually. It comes in many colors and a few sizes. There are three exciting points that makes it an interesting option:
1. It can be used as a permeable surface (driveway, patio, sidewalk) when installed over gravel
2. It can be used to resurface existing wood decks or concrete patios.
3. It can easily be cut into intricate designs for patio inlays.
Check it out here: http://vastpavers.com/
Then, call us and we'll talk about how to use them. Flat roofs, driveways, walkways, patios, decks, staircases, oh...the possiblities!
Anna and her husband Todd own Arcadia Gardens, LLC a Stevensville, MI based landscape design and build company. Her degree in Horticulture with a focus on landscape management from Michigan State University allows Anna to select plants specific to on-site conditions and with maintenance requirements that suit the client's needs. She is comfortable designing across a range of styles- from contemporary to classic- and makes a point to include the client's input throughout the design process. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is serving as 2014 President of the APLD-Michigan Chapter. Anna has recently contributed to media such as "The Designer" and Gardendesign.com and is qualified to speak on a variety of topics from landscape design and maintenance to addressing local garden clubs and organizations.
PO Box 88
Stevensville, MI 49127