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January 16, 2017
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  Common areas require special attention in the fun department. The most enjoyable, well-used parks and playgrounds are designed with people in mind. Once you have a space that people can enjoy, these spaces provide many opportunities for other benefits. In fact, parks and playgrounds are among the best opportunities for sustainable practices. Below, we

November 21, 2016
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Streets Alive The importance of sustainable subdivision landscape development (Streetscaping) Streets are the arteries of a neighbourhood. They are the first place that we interact with once we leave our home, and the last place we see before we return. A lush, tree and garden-lined street provides so many more benefits compared to a bare

August 26, 2016
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Grass and trees make a place feel like “home.” When landscaping a condo site, the key is to balance the look and the cost. Planting costs add up fast on newly constructed sites. Geoscape knows how to green your site beautifully and cost-effectively. We offer a full range of landscaping and site work services for

August 16, 2016
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Development and nature really can work together. Whether you need to mitigate for a protected area or wish to add habitat features to your site, environmental restoration techniques can help your plans succeed. What is Environmental Restoration? Environmental restoration involves re-constructing a natural area. This could include many different types of landscape features and wildlife

May 13, 2016
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We love using native planting in our landscape projects because native plants add both beauty and value. They also help protect ecosystems and water quality. Today we’re taking a closer look at why native trees and shrubs are a great choice regardless of the project: street trees, landscape stormwater management ponds, parks and playgrounds, etc.

April 29, 2016
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Where storm water contributes to environmental challenges, carefully planned landscaping and pond planting provides an effective means of reducing local water pollution and flooding. Storm water runoff comes from snow, rainwater, and domestic and commercial activity on rooftops, roads, driveways, sidewalks, and even mowed lawns. Sandra Kok, of Environment Canada’s Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, in

March 26, 2015
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Reasons to Plant Trees. Trees replenish our oxygen, filter out air pollution and contribute to better mental health and well-being. Trees are vital for the water we drink, help cool our cities and towns, and are home to many species of plant, birds and wildlife. Scientific research shows that forests and green spaces lead to

March 6, 2015
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How does a York Region commercial landscaping firm put the finishing touches on a large scale project? No matter the project – whether it be completing a public park, an environmental restoration, or a critical phase in a natural heritage system – the answer is always the same; Terraseeding. Terraseeding is a trademarked term that,

February 9, 2015
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Geoscape Contracting Who are we? What do we do? Pioneers in the green industry specializing in landscape construction for many large commercial and urban developers, with projects spanning across the GTA. We dedicate ourselves to all aspects of commercial landscaping, including but not limited to; softcaping, hardscaping, grading, retaining walls, plant installation, sodding, terraseeding, park