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How Gardening Can Help Your Mental Health

In a previous blog post, we discussed why gardening is good for your health. Not only is gardening good exercise, but it also helps you eat healthier. These aren’t the only benefits of horticulture, though. The fact is that tending to a garden helps us heal, overcome stress, and boost our overall well-being. Here are […]

How to Create an Urban Garden in 2019

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your future garden. Maybe you’re thinking, “How am I going to have my own green space in New York City?” All it really takes is a vision, some independent research, and an experienced landscape design professional. Let’s begin by discussing some of the top garden […]

The Best Plants for an NYC Balcony

If you’re like us, you absolutely love calling New York City home. There are certainly times, though, when it’s difficult to step back from the hustle and bustle and just relax. That’s why we encourage people to create a green space of their own with beautiful, hardy plants. Here are some of the best plants […]

Fun Fall Grilling Recipes

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly halfway through fall. While you might be turning your attention toward Thanksgiving preparations, why not think about what to cook on the grill this month? We can help you take advantage of the crisp weather with the following fall grilling recipes from Southern Living: Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Bourbon […]

Landscape Lighting Tips For Fall

You want to get the most out of your urban oasis this fall. But with less natural sunlight to work with, it can be difficult to spend much time outside. That’s why having the right landscape lighting is so important. Here are some landscape lighting tips worth considering this time of year: Create a guided […]

Why Landscape Design is Important

Rarely do people associate custom landscaping with New York City. After all, in a land of concrete and steel, it’s easy to lose sight of Mother Nature. At Amber Freda Landscape Design, we are constantly reminding clients about the importance of green spaces. Here are just a few reasons why the right landscape design matters: […]