Entries by Dean Richards

Celebrating a Legendary Landscape Architect

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Recipient of CSLA’s Highest Honour Here at Denbow, we are inspired by exceptional landscape architects, particularly those doing high-quality, innovative work here in Canada. As such, we were excited to hear that Cornelia Hahn Oberlander was recently awarded the Governor General’s Medal by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA).   In […]

Nature is Green Infrastructure

Nature is Green Infrastructure Nature and infrastructure are not independent of each other; on the contrary, nature is infrastructure. From protecting communities from flooding and excessive heat to improving air and water quality, nature is not only a critically important element of infrastructure but also a vital part of human and environmental health. When nature […]

Soil Structure for Green Roof Media

Soil Structure for Green Roof Media Green roofs or living roofs have become popular over the years. This is because they provide ecological benefits, aesthetic value and creative urban architecture. When designing a green roof, there are several factors to take into consideration. Green roof growing media is an integral part of a functioning green roof system. […]

Where is Structural Soil Used?

Where is Structural Soil Used? After some experience with gardening and landscaping, you will find that in some cases, standard soil just won’t do. You may need to provide a better, more solid base for large plants such as trees and bushes to grow successfully. This is where knowing about structural soil will help. Structural soil contains larger […]