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18 Apr 2012

Earth Day is Coming this Weekend

It is time to honor Mother Nature and celebrate the wonderful planet we live on.  One way to renew your appreciation for our natural resources is to visit some of nature’s finest displays.  We suggest you take a trip this weekend to one of New York’s many botanical gardens or public gardens. Locally here in… View Full Article

03 Jan 2012

Landscape Design During the Winter? – Yes!!!

It’s winter – the mercury is dropping and the snow is settling in, reminding us that the warm days of spring and the break of the forsythia buds is a long way off. So why should I be contemplating landscape design work now? Some of you who have already completed an intricate landscaping project know… View Full Article

05 Oct 2011

Sod or Seed?

What is the best way to get that carpet of green lush grass that everyone loves? The choice you make between sod or seed depends upon a few factors. The first is usually the price. Seed is definitely the less expensive option. With sod you are paying for the labor of the sod farm to… View Full Article

21 Jul 2011

WEED is a four-letter word!

These are nasty things, weeds. There is a reason they are called noxious, whose synonyms include such words as unhealthy, corruptive and detrimental. And yet, the battle goes on… Does anyone ever win the battle against weeds?  Only the most diligent and dedicated warriors can, I assure you.  Many people assume that applying a nice… View Full Article

23 Jun 2011

Understanding the Value of Design

It can be difficult sometimes to comprehend the value of good design.  Some clients get the concept right away that investing that little bit of time and money NOW will save you so much time, money and frustration LATER. Other clients have already been through a project and learned the lesson the hard way.  So… View Full Article

14 Jun 2011

Heading to your local nursery?

This time of year most people love to add a splash of color in the front or spruce up a section of the garden with some new plants.  Before you head out to the nursery you should at least take some mental notes and make some general decisions. For example, are you looking for annuals… View Full Article

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… View Full Article

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… View Full Article

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… View Full Article

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… View Full Article

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