ISSUE 17  |  North Country

Trending on Gardenista: The Secret to Year-Round Gardens

May 02, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Remodelista Team

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This week, the Gardenista crew headed north to learn some insider tips about living in a four-season climate and embracing each season. Looking for the perfect grass substitute? They found that out, too.

Above: What every front door needs: a steel planter box (with magnetic address numbers)—see Shopper’s Diary: The New Spring Collection by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Above: Inspired by a tabletop at Milan’s recent Salone del Mobile (and with some assistance from Julie’s cat, Jojo) Alexa shows us how to take an odd lot of stems and make this DIY Arrangement with Cocktail Glasses.

Above: Toronto-based landscape designer John Loblaw specializes in designing gardens that thrive in challenging climates. In this week’s Landcape Architect Visit, Michelle heads straight to his Four-Season Perennials and Deck That Glows Like a Lightbox.

Above: Searching for the perfect grass alternative? Janet has you covered; go to Fields of Green: 5 Favorite Lawn Substitutes. No mowing required.

Above: Dampness doesn’t have to be a way a life even in the rainy season. This week’s Hardscaping 101: Sump Pumps will help you transform dank quarters into usable storage and living space, such as a laundry room like this.

Need help getting going on your garden? Let Michelle fill you in on 10 Essential Gardening Apps.