Borneo – all those special resources!

Janet and I have the fascination with Indonesia, as some of you may know. This is a county extending the same width and almost the same distance from north to south as the USA, and the population is very close to ours (261 million in 2016). More impressive the country consists of somewhere between 17,000 and 18,500 islands, many with their own culture, language and traditions. We hadn’t been to Borneo before, but learned that it is home to three countries: Malaysia, Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei. But what we did see was resources in action.

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What’s all this talk about Japanese Gardens?

Okay, how many times have you met with a potential (or existing client) and they say they want a “Japanese garden”? I don’t know about you but we get this request all the time. And of course, why not? The aesthetic, when these types of gardens are properly maintained, is amazing. Of course, that’s the rub: “Japanese gardens” are traditionally very labor intensive.

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New Heat Extremes

One of the aspects of climate change AND increased energy efficiency is how these two elements affect the landscape. There is quite a bit of information about how new high efficiency windows collect and redirect heat …

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Trees are Survivors – until they’re not!

What a wonderful opportunity Janet and I have to get the chance to see different parts of the world. It’s even more special when we can view our travels through the lens of our years of working in landscaping. When we see a new place, or even view one we’ve been to before, it’s often through our experiences in designing, installing and maintaining beautiful gardens and in around San Francisco for all these years.

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The Power of Water

What a wonderful opportunity Janet and I have to get the chance to see different parts of the world. It’s even more special when we can view our travels through the lens of our years of working in landscaping. When we see a new place, or even view one we’ve been to before, it’s often through our experiences in designing, installing and maintaining beautiful gardens and in around San Francisco for all these years.

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Open Spaces

What a wonderful opportunity Janet and I have to get the chance to see different parts of the world.  It’s even more special when we can view our travels through the lens of our years of working in landscaping.  When we see a new place, or even view one we’ve been to before, it’s often through our experiences in designing, installing and maintaining beautiful gardens and in around San Francisco for all these years.

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Small Victories by Josh Green

This short documentary tries to answer the question: What does it mean to be generous and giving? Do humans have a natural proclivity for community-minded activity? The story of Michael Hofman and Janet Moyer -- two San Franciscans who live near Twin Peaks and make regular rounds to pick up stolen items -- may provide an answer.

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A Study in Contrasts

What a wonderful opportunity Janet and I have to get the chance to see different parts of the world.  It’s even more special when we can view our travels through the lens of our years of working in landscaping.  When we see a new place, or even view one we’ve been to before, it’s often through our experiences in designing, installing and maintaining beautiful gardens and in around San Francisco for all these years.

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Janet Moyer Landscaping Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

San Francisco, CA – December 30, 2015 – Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban gardens, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Established in San Francisco in 1990, JML is proud to have served the San Francisco Bay Area for a quarter of a century.

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Janet Moyer Landscaping announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2015 -- Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full-service landscaping company based in San Francisco, has made public its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). "We decided to design and implement our stock gift program to recognize the excellence of our employees and to develop the next generation of managers for our company," says Vice President Michael Hofman regarding JML's recent restructuring.

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The New Green

More and more homeowners are rethinking the traditional lawn. Grass has long been the least sustainable aspect of the garden, requiring up to 90% of resources associated with the care and maintenance of the property. While many schools, municipalities and sports facilities have made the switch to synthetic turf, the average homeowner has been reluctant to give up the lawn. Maybe it's the smell of fresh cut grass, or the challenge of showing up the neighbors ...

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Winter Pruning

We generally prune in the winter when plants are dormant, or before they begin to leaf out (sometimes in early February). Pruning fast-growing plants (e.g. roses, tibouchinas and fuchsias) helps revive the plant, retain its size in the garden, repair form deficiencies and/or structure the plant for its space.

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Michael Hofman at Janet Moyer Landscaping Earns Certification as Irrigation Designer

San Francisco – Michael Hofman, executive vice president of Janet Moyer Landscaping in San Francisco, recently earned certification as a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID).

Awarded by the Irrigation Association (IA), the CID certification signifies that Hofman has the credentials to establish specifications and design drawings for irrigation projects. This includes ...

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