Now that we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, and #GivingTuesday, it’s time to wrap up 2016 with festive outdoor holiday decor! Your front entrance and porch should be welcoming and is a great place to showcase your family’s unique personality. Our outdoor experts design custom-created outdoor holiday displays, and have put together some festive porch decoration ideas that you can easily do yourself.
Grow Native! is a native landscaping educational program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.
Quiet Village Landscaping first learned about Grow Native! through our involvement with native planting and biodiversity events and programs throughout the Midwest, and this summer we were happy to become the latest professional member of this amazing organization.
Summer arrived in St. Louis with thunder, lightning and steady rainfall! The kick-off to July has been damp so far, bringing with it sewer overflow, yard flooding, and in some cases, need for rain mitigation.
Quiet Village Landscaping has been involved with MSD’s Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program over the past several years, and now we’re helping home and business owners apply for the 2016-17 round of grants available!
If your like most homeowners, your looking for ways to reduce the cost of home maintenance, including landscaping costs. Keep your St. Louis yard looking good by paying special attention to the health of your perennial plants, shrubs & trees.
As many of us dust off and install our feeders for the winter, it’s worth considering what more we can do in our landscaping for our feathered friends. Birds are in trouble and need our help. In the past 400 years we have lost 9 species in North America – today nearly half of our bird species in North America are considered threatened (that’s 314 species!). So what can we do to support them in our own yards?
Backyard bird feeding is a great first step but considering one or more of these items to create a true habitat in your yard. You’ll be amazed with the new birds you will start to see and will probably start noticing the array of other creatures that start calling your yard home.
For more information on what more you can do for the birds, contact the St. Louis chapter of the Audubon Society and ask about their Bring Conservation Home Program .
Rebecca Eisele, one of our landscape designers, has a passion for birds and would love to help you get started.
By: Evan Winkler, Landscape Design Assistant
This month a small group of landscape professionals, including our Design Assistant Evan Winkler, gathered at the Covenant House to participate in a Pondless Waterfall Workshop hosted by MPR Supply Company.
The Covenant House is a non-profit here in St. Louis, which provides emergency shelter to homeless youth; as well as providing the skills and resources to become successful members of our community. As part of that mission, the Covenant House is turning an empty side yard into a serenity garden. Many at-risk youth suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and the garden will be a safe place for reflection and meditation.
What started as digging a hole in the ground quickly became a one-of-a-kind pondless waterfall. Now anchoring the northeast corner of the future serenity garden, a pondless waterfall in this location has many benefits.
For more information on pondless waterfalls or if you’d like to speak with a Quiet Village Landscaping expert on creation of your own pondless waterfall, please contact our office at (314) 657-7050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a privilege for Quiet Village to take part in this workshop which was both educational and supportive to the efforts of our community.
U City in Bloom is a non-profit beautification effort for the St. Louis neighborhood, University City. Through community involvement and engagement they have greatly improved the beauty of local street corners, schools and parks.
Their bi-annual Fall Garden Tour was a great hit this year, with absolutely perfect weather, a great turnout and a great selection of gardens showcasing University City’s historic residential areas.
Quiet Village Landscaping was happy to participate, by offering garden tips and advice at featured garden #7 in the historic Parkview neighborhood, where we interviewed Horticultural Director for U City in Bloom, Jesse Gilbertson who gave a great insight into the organization and a unique Bonsai Garden from the tour.
Check out our YouTube video summary of one of our favorite garden-feature events!