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How to Avoid Weeding with Highview Creations

A Necessary Evil Weeding is a major part of garden maintenance. A necessary, back-breaking endeavor and an often tedious task. Traditional landscaping design focus on specimen plants and the clumping of species. The benefits of this approach are clear: gardens are very simple to maintain, and minimal skills in plant identification are required. However, oneRead More

Keeping Winter Interest Interesting: Enter Panicum

Par for the course In the New York metro area, planting a garden with 3 season interest is childsplay. Roll out of bed, throw some plants in the backyard, and there you go: 3 seasons covered. The 4th season, however, is a little less straightforward… One approach is so painfully obvious and so thoroughly overplayedRead More

2022: Year in Review

Greetings, friends and colleagues! We’ve wrapped a fantastic season of NYC green roofs and private garden installations in and around the city, and we are now in the process of reflecting on our successes, meditating on ways we might improve, and generally ramping up for an even more exciting 2023. With that in mind, we’dRead More

Solar Green Roofs: Where Practical Meets Efficiency

Solar and Green Roofs – An Unlikely Duo?  The Climate Mobilization Act in New York City includes legislation that requires nearly all new buildings or existing buildings undergoing any major roof construction to install either a green roof, a solar panel array, or a combination of the two. The main goal of the new lawRead More