Every season is beautiful in the Hudson Valley. Summer is a perfect time to build, create and execute visions that were born earlier this year. In this issue, we are ascending above the Valley and introducing our globally-oriented Landida™ and ToughConstruct™ enterprises, as well as other new projects from the Duncan Avenue Group.
While a thick carpet of grass is, unfortunately, the most common lawn option, many homeowners in the United States and all around the World are drawn to the appeal of maintenance-free rock lawns. These pebble-based ground coverings are ideal for regions that are under watering restrictions due to drought (which is basically the entire Planet earth), or for homeowners who are just tired of constant mowing and inhaling pesticides/herbicides that come with their grass lawn. The installation process is similar to installing mulch or rock in a flower bed but encompasses the entire lawn instead. A rock lawn requires almost no ongoing maintenance and actually draws attention to the low-maintenance, evergreen shrubs and trees. In addition, Landida™ Smart Landscapes rock lawns look equally good in the winter as they do in the summer.
Eliminating the grass from a lawn may seem like a drastic move, but it actually has many time saving and eco-friendly benefits.
Reduces the amount of time required to mow, water and fertilize the grass.
Conserves water by eliminating the need to water the lawn.
Reduces or completely eliminates pesticides applied to the lawn.
Reduces the amount of yard waste, such as grass, leaves and pine needles, that is sent to the landfill.
Some cities located in drought-prone areas of the Southwest even provide tax breaks for homeowners who replace their lawn with rock or gravel. This incentive strives to conserve as much water as possible for human consumption.
We will measure the width and length of the lawn, and multiply the two numbers together to arrive at the square footage of the lawn. We will determine how many tons of rock you need by dividing the number by 100 for 1-inch diameter rock or by 110 for 1/2-inch diameter rock. These measurements are for the recommended installation depth of 2 inches.
Landida™ Smart Landscapes experts will remove all grass and weeds from the area using a spade to slide under the top 1 to 2 inches of soil. We will place the material into a wheelbarrow and move it to a compost area preferably on your property or a certified compost site. We will not remove any trees or shrubs that you want to remain in place. Instead of spraying the ground with an herbicide, we will install black weed-barrier landscaping fabric.
Landida™ Smart Landscapes Experts will spread the material out to an even 2-inch thickness using a bow rake. They will repeat the process of spreading out the rock until the entire surface of the lawn is covered. Although we can use any type of gravel or rock desired, river-run gravel is rounded and more comfortable to walk on for both humans and pets, and bluestone 3/8 gravel is just as comfortable to walk on plus has a stylish and sophisticated look. We will rinse the top of the rocks with a garden hose to remove any white residue.
No matter the motivation, Landida™ Smart Landscapes Rock Lawns are attractive landscaping options for all areas of the country. Not only do homeowners reduce the amount of money they spend on the lawn, they gain more time to enjoy their home instead of just maintaining it.
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Help us save the honeybees and raise the awareness of dangers of DEET and other pesticides!
Hudson Valley is our home and also a home to gazillions of beautiful creatures like honeybees and butterflies. Being mindful of the environment is one of the core principles of everything we do at Duncan Avenue. That’s why this Summer DA Aromatherapy Collection and Woodland Trails Natural Bug Repellents are running a campaign to raise awareness of dangers of DEET and other pesticides.
One of the most important aspects of using a natural tick and mosquito repellent like DA Aromatherapy’s Woodland Trails Natural Bug Spray is that it does not contain DEET or any other chemically produced pesticides that might harm honeybees.
As a nation we are waking up to understanding that harmful chemicals, pesticides, and DEET are not good for our health and the environment, but what are the alternatives to combat tick and mosquito bites naturally? “Although tick repellents and pesticides for use on skin, clothing, or in the yard are considered safe and effective when used as directed, many people are reluctant to use them”, said CDC.
DA Aromatherapy Collection of Cornwall on Hudson, New York, has created a powerful Woodland Trails™ blend of Organic Lemongrass, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Clove Bud and Lavender Essential Oils that is proven to repel deer ticks and mosquitos and avoid tick-borne diseases and infections. According to CDC, Mixed Essential Oils (rosemary, lemongrass, cedar, peppermint, thyme, and geraniol) are effective against Ticks (black-legged tick) and prevention of Lyme disease.
DA Aromatherapy’s Woodland Trails™ Essential Oils Blend is available in these natural and convenient applications:
Our favorite aromatherapy Woodland Trails™ body spray is now formulated to do much more than add a beautiful fragrance. We have packed an extraordinary amount of organic essential oils in variations of sizes to fit every need and lifestyle. Just look for any product fragrant with our signature Woodland Trails™ blend and know you will be protected. And because we use only natural ingredients our bug sprays are perfect and safe to use on puppies and other pets exposed to the outdoor bug threats.
This Summer we are doing more to raise the awareness of dangers of DEET and its effect on good insects like honeybees and butterflies. We are starting a poster campaign “Thank You from Woodland Trails” that we will distribute around the Hudson Valley at parks and hiking trails and we need your help as well!
Simply right click and save one of the “Thank You” images below and share it on your instagram, twitter, facebook and pinterest with a hashtag #savethebees
Together we can change the old school thinking that chemicals are the answer to our problems and move towards healthier, happier and safer planet Earth!