Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka A GREAT LANDSCAPE starts with a GREAT DESIGN! Your enthusiasm is an asset! The sooner you start planning your landscape the better. Whether you create your own “Dream Landscape” board on Pinterest, or you create journal with magazine clippings you like, I suggest that you start the planning […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka The Colors of Autumn There’s no reason for your landscape to look sad and tired this time of year. If you’re like me, you may not have been able to protect some of your plants from frost; take my Dahlias for example. Many plants in local gardens look […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka A GREAT LANDSCAPE starts with a GREAT DESIGN: Fall is a great time to begin designing your landscape for the next season. This assures you have plenty of time to finalize plans, organize materials and get scheduled in with a qualified contractor. At Earthlings, we follow a design […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka For many gardeners the month of August begins the downhill slide into off season. Warm climate gardeners have a second chance, but we northern gardeners don’t have a second wind after summer’s heat. Your garden is hardier than you think and there are plenty of gardening tasks for […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka The Outdoor Fire I LOVE the smell of roasting FOOD and the COMFORT of warming my toes near a fire during the summer. With all the backyard fire options you can find at retailers these days, I’m convinced I’m not the only one! If you’re planning to incorporate […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka Design The goal of our design process is to ensure that you get the professionally designed landscape that you want for the price that you can afford. We start with an initial consultation to discuss your personal style and landscape tastes and, to assess any special concerns such […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka Spring has sprung, and we are loving it! There are many plants that make the garden sparkle this time of year. Because we have long winters, spring flowers seem to be the most anticipated, and can be incorporated in your landscape plan. Spring bulbs give colour almost immediately […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka The water smart garden. It is hard to imagine those hot summer days at this time of year. When the heat does arrive, watering can be time consuming, costly and sometimes wasteful. Water smarter by trying these simple techniques: Install water collection systems that collect water from downspouts. […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka 5 GREAT REASONS TO INSTALL LANDSCAPE LIGHTING It’s the time of year when our days are short and the nights are long. Lighting can be a great addition to any landscape design. Lighting has many benefits when planned into your landscape. Although the benefits this time of year […]

Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka

Ask the Landscaping  Expert – Kirsten Hironaka It’s hard to believe that Earthlings celebrates 10 years serving Lethbridge this year! Time really does fly. We’ve enjoyed the opportunity to design and build landscapes in this wonderful community. While contemplating this anniversary, I began thinking about what has changed over the years.   At first, my […]