Low Maintenance Native Alternatives to Lawn

Low Maintenance Native Alternatives to Lawn

Native grasses and sedges can be used to give a similar look as conventional lawn, but with the added benefits of: Low maintenance – (no fertilizing, weeding, irrigating, weekly mowing) Increased ecological value (deep roots benefiting hydrology, and food and...
Vote on Blessing of the Bay Designs!

Vote on Blessing of the Bay Designs!

During the Public Meeting on Mary 24th, Offshoots Inc and Horsley Witten shared two design schemes for the future riverfront Park along the Mystic River in Somerville. The Mystic River Watershed Association, in partnership with the Mass. Department of Conservation and...
Salt-Tolerant Coastal Residential Garden

Salt-Tolerant Coastal Residential Garden

Salt-tolerant natives are a welcome addition to any coastal garden, and are a must for a year-round healthy garden. This beachside residence in South Dartmouth utilized salt-tolerant natives to blend their residential garden into the preexisting coastal grasses. This...
Project Highlight – Possibilities for an Entirely Edible Garden

Project Highlight – Possibilities for an Entirely Edible Garden

Edible Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. This beautiful Acton landscape has orchards and vegetables in raised beds, but also has herbs as ground cover and path boundaries around the bluestone paths, fruit trees as privacy barriers around the cedar pergola, and a field of corn to hide the compost bin.