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26 May 2011

Marigolds…you either love ’em or hate ’em

The popular orange or yellow annual flower… is not one of my personal favorites…but why do so many people plant them? Well, they are native to North America, they are very hardy (Hardiness Zone of 3 to 10), they are deer and rabbit resistant AND they even are said to be insect repellent.  Some species… Read More

23 May 2011

Don’t be Fooled by the Word “Landscape”

Many people assume that “landscape design” or “landscape contractor” is strictly a Come-Plant-Me-Some-Shrubs-Or-Flowers venture.While much time is spent on choosing and arranging the proper plant material for each specific site, I would say that roughly 80% of a typical project is geared toward the hardscape or construction elements and the remaining 20% is embellishment with… Read More

11 May 2011

Redbud in Success Magazine

Redbud Development is once again featured in Success Magazine. Read the full Q&A with Redbud Development owners, Geffrey & Karen Redick. Success Magazine: Geffrey, you graduated from Cornell University with a degree in landscape architecture. Where did you gain your work experience? Geffrey Redick: After school I worked in Glens Falls for Jim Girard Landscape… Read More

11 May 2011

Japanese Maple Transplant

Redbud is currently working on a project where the client wisely decided to try and save a beautiful old Japanese Maple tree.  The tree is approximately 25 feet tall with a head diameter of roughly 25 ft as well.  In order to safely transplant this tree a specialist was consulted.  An enormous whole was dug… Read More

06 May 2011

Wetlands in our Environment

Most people are only slightly aware of the natural world around them; they take for granted the beauty and importance of nature. We are fortunate to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in the Northeast. The Saratoga and Southern Adirondack region provides ever-changing views of distant hillsides with spectacular lakes, rivers,… Read More

06 May 2011

When to Involve a Landscape Architect: Sooner rather than Later

When designing a new house or renovating an existing home, the design and build process can be lengthy and sometimes overwhelming. Decisions need to be made constantly. The style of home, the square footage, the floor plan and the building materials are usually of the utmost concern. Coupled with the daily requirements of work, family… Read More

06 May 2011

The Landscape of Technology

Gone are the days of simply putting together some plants and grass and calling it a landscape. Today’s landscapes integrate technology along with plant materials in exciting ways, from built-in barbeques, pools, spas and multifunction athletic courts to customized outdoor audio, lighting, security, and irrigation systems. More than being used as a finished element in… Read More

05 May 2011

Saratoga Today – Let’s Meet Redbud Development!

Five years ago, Geff and Karen Redick decided that the time was finally right to realize the dream. A graduate from Cornell University in 1993 with a degree in Landscape Architecture, Redick has over 15 years of experience in the landscape design field, having worked for several award-winning landscaping firms in Long Island and Glens… Read More

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