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Bringing Nature Back into the Built Environment

By: Garrett Slezak, Summer Intern at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of bringing nature back into our built environments via native plants is one that is really interesting to me. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, coauthors of “Planting in a PostWild World” have an...

The Need for Walkable Neighborhoods

By: Garrett Slezak, Summer Intern at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of a walkable and bikeable neighborhood is becoming a major desire in our world today. Author and city planner Jeff Speck refers to this idea as “walkability” in his book “Walkable City: How...

Wild Lawns

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture [caption id="attachment_57801" align="alignleft" width="650"] A wild lawn, Photo by DG2 Design[/caption] “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson A “Wild Lawn” is exactly what it sounds like – a...

Stormwater Management: How Can I Help?

By: Jordan Wilkinson, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture [caption id="attachment_57797" align="alignleft" width="346"] A Bio-Retention area designed by DG2 Design at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park, 2016, Photo by DG2 Design[/caption] By now it is likely that you have noticed some new-fangled green solutions to stormwater...

Summertime

By: Sara Runge, Project Manager at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture Summertime is great. Hot, humid St. Louis weather that changes every time you look at your weather app, long days, lightning bugs, mosquitos, swimming, reduced traffic since parents aren’t taking kids to school, and travel....