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Jacobsen Landscape Spring Educational Series in Washington Township

Date: May 7, 2010

Jacobsen Landscape Spring Educational Series?Making A Stop
At the Washington Township Public Library in May

The focus of the free seminars is to educate homeowners and gardeners on making the most of their environment

MIDLAND PARK, N.J. - May 7, 2010 - With the warm weather allowing area residents to get out of their houses and into their yards, Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction is taking its 2010 Landscape Design & Garden Educational Series to the Washington Township Public Library for two events in May.

On May 11, a seminar on "Principles of Landscape Design" is set for the Washington?Township Public Library. Through discussion and interesting visuals, the Jacobsen Design Team covers such basics as where to start with your plan, proper irrigation based on topography, patio design and material, retaining walls, regional plantings of the northeast, sprinkling systems, water management, newest and most efficient low voltage lighting options, proper lawn care and more.

On May 25, a seminar on "Growing Herbs for Healthy Living" will be held at the Washington Township Public Library. This informative session, which will be led by a Jacobsen Landscape Design Consultant, will show attendees how to grow an herb garden using some simple techniques. Attendees at the free event will learn how to select herbs, which types of soil to use and when, how much water is too much or not enough, the importance of light, garden design from the simplest to most formal, proper care and harvesting, preserving and more.

"We have been a part of the Bergen?County community for more than 30 years and our 2010 Educational?Series is our way of reaching out to our neighbors to share our passion for the environment,"?says Glenn?Jacobsen, LLP, owner and founder of design, construction and maintenance company with headquarters in Midland Park and a recently opened Landscape Gallery in?Saddle River.

"We are committed to not only helping to make Bergen?County an even more beautiful place, but to protecting our environment while enhancing our enjoyment of the great outdoors," he adds. "It is part of the Jacobsen Landscape way of giving back to our community."

The Educational?Series kicked off in early March with well-attended "Principles of Landscape Design" seminars at the Montvale Public Library and the Midland Park Public Library. Other stops were made at the Mahwah Public Library in April and the Franklin lakes Health Fair in March.

Through discussion and real-life examples, the Jacobsen Design Team covers such basics as where to start with a landscape plan, proper irrigation based on topography, patio design and material, retaining walls, regional plantings of the northeast, sprinkling systems, water management, newest and most efficient low voltage lighting options, proper lawn care and more. Attendees also learned about protecting the environment through Sustainable approaches to landscaping.

 

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