Landscape Designer Caroline Dudek won this years Honor Award for a Burlington hillside retreat. This back yard had limited usable space and the steep slope ended close to the existing deck. Once an eye soar the hillside swale is now a design feature and is functional at channeling water to a french drain at the bottom of the wall and moving water away from the house. A once uninviting and unusable back yard is now the clients favorite place to relax and entertain.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are excited to announce we won the People’s Choice award for the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont's contest! We are beyond appreciative that we have so many awesome clients, colleagues and friends!
- Improving the efficiency of the plant’s metabolism to induce yield increases and enhanced crop quality;
- Increasing plant tolerance to and recovery from abiotic stresses;
- Facilitating nutrient assimilation, translocation and use;
- Enhancing quality attributes of produce, including sugar content, color, fruit seeding, etc;
- Rendering water use more efficient;
- Enhancing soil fertility, particularly by fostering the development of complementary soil micro-organisms.
Bio-stimulation is the spontaneous plant response, whereby a catalyst (Bio-Plex-Root-Drench) stimulates numerous biological activities in the plant resulting in elevated levels of hormonal and other closely related compounds utilized for maintaining 'elevated' plant health & vigor.Increasing aggregate hormonal threshold levels (IAA, IBA & Others) greatly facilitates functional cell wall permeability and turgidity (in "ALL" plant tissues) providing the foundations directly responsible for successfully offsetting challenging "stress symptoms" throughout the extended planting cycle - harvest, installation and stabilization. Absent comprehensive cellular integrity, physiological and vascular functions become largely degraded, inefficient and nonfunctional. The onset of vascular failure manifests itself quite visibly in the form of wilt and flagging symptoms initially, frequently leading to tissue decline, and ultimately - possible plant mortality. Bio-Plex's "Summer-Digging" application protocol targets individual, single plant cells which when considered collectively provide the building blocks for plant tissues, plant structures and ultimately fully functional complete ornamental plants.
First Pic: Stressed leaf tissue (cellular) representation. Note the smaller, irregular, less turgid cells. Less cell turgor equals less physical intracellular capacity for moisture, more involuntary transpiration from deformed guard cells at leaf stomata, and reduced cell-wall permeability. Result: More flaccid inferior cell walls. More space between individual cells diminishes their capacity for efficient fluid retention and translocation.
Second Pic: Healthy leaf tissue (cellular) representation. Note the larger more turgid cells. More cell turgor equals more capacity for moisture, less involuntary transpiration from ineffective leaf stomata guard cells. Greater cell-wall integrity promotes superior moisture retention and fluid translocation. Result: less wilt & flagging, decreased potential for tissue decline and reduced defoliation potential.
The interior and exterior of the Hilton In Burlington was decorated with delightful Christmas displays. We used 15 Live 5 foot Blue Spruces, 500 Poinsettias, Hundreds of pounds of Cut Balsam Greens , hundreds of Red Twig Dogwood and Curly Willow to create these spectacular Christmas displays. It took a team of 7 people 5 hours to bring this all together.
Landshapes always practices proper Horticultural Practices when planting & maintaining all of its tree and plant material. Prior to winter hitting we spray all of our needled and broad leaf evergreen we planted with a Powerful Antidesicant. This coats the needles and leaves with a waxy substance for up to 6 months protecting them from winter winds and sun. This is normally the cause of winter burn. Although this antidesicant is not a deer or rodent deterrent it has a taste aversion to deer, rabbits, mice, and other rodents.
Landshapes employees get a jump on the season. They are preparing Irregular Blue Stone Flagging for spring projects by taking off weak and or the thin edges of the Blue Stone making them more uniform in thickness. They then will champer all edges with a masonry hammer for a more natural look. This eliminates one step in the process at the job site making laying the Blue Stone Steppers much faster.
Landshapes gets a jump on the season preparing thousands of yards of soils for the spring Landscape Planting Season. All of our soils are custom mixed at our facilities in Richmond Vermont. Carefully selected amounts of Silt, Sand, and Compost are incorporated and run through a screener to blend and mix the Planting Soils thoroughly.
The Science behind Pool and Spa Equipment has come a long way in the past 15 Years. We know have the ability to install maintenance free Pools and Spas with the new high tech equipment that is available on the market today. IntelliChlor® Salt Chlorine Generator uses common table salt to produce all the chlorine a pool needs, safely, effectively, and automatically. Same sanitation performance as manual chlorine addition without the drawbacks. No need for customers to buy, transport and store chlorine compounds. A well-balanced water produces a more trouble-free pool and a more satisfied customer. The IntelliChem chemical controller automatically monitors pool pH and sanitizing levels, and delivers just the right amount of chemicals. Its built-in Langelier Saturation Index calculator lets pool owners know when the water is in or out of balance. IntelliChem can work independently or in conjunction with other Pentair Water Pool and Spa automation products, offering the customers the same advanced technology found in commercial installations, water parks, hotel and community pools. A Delta UV Sanitizer will kill all bad bacteria in water without the use of harm full chemicals. And to go a step further The Easy Touch® Control Systems family allows full control of all pool and spa features, offering a new level of convenience for pool owners looking for an affordable, convenient pool and spa control system. The system includes an easy to use control panel that is built-in to the outdoor enclosure. This panel allows for full system setup, programming, and everyday operation. In addition, Easy Touch owners can access their equipment via optional indoor control panels, spa-side remotes, and wireless hand-held remotes. When used with the new ScreenLogic2™ interface, homeowners gain added control of their pool and spa from anywhere across the globe, using their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac™ or PC. Easy Touch comes in a variety of configurations: Pool only, Spa only or Pool/Spa combination. Plus, there's a model with an integrated IntelliChlor® salt chlorinating system for ultimate convenience and control.
Landshapes' Vermont Landscape Designer, Caroline Dudek won this years Honor Award for Special Projects at the Green Works - Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association Annual Conference. Caroline won the Landscape Industry Award for a Vermont Natural Swimming Pond that she Designed and Landshapes Installed. This Vermont Natural Swimming Pond consisted of a Natural Bog Filtration System, A Bluestone Patio with Fire Pit, and Beautiful Native Vermont Plantings. Caroline Dudek won the award based on her Creative Vermont Landscape Design, the complexity of the project, and the outcome after the Landscape Construction. Click on our Awards Link on our 'About Us' page in the near future for more pictures of our past Vermont Award Winning Landscape Projects.
You can also see more about the award on the Green Works website: