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Category Archives: Crew

Adam and Doug on the job

Posted on by Julie Wortman

Over the last couple of weeks Adam Fearing and Doug Gammon have been doing an awesome job clearing shrubby undergrowth at a property in Martinsville. Doug’s new chipper chews through branches faster than the two of them can feed it. But Adam did his best to keep him supplied. I’m lucky to know such nice […]

Island clean up

Posted on by Julie Wortman

A final task each autumn on one of the island properties where we work is wrapping the yew hedge with burlap to protect it from damaging winter winds. (The year we installed the hedge we did not do this and were met with a burned out brown hedge in the fall, so we learned.) This […]

Wetland restoration

Posted on by Julie Wortman

We are doing a very different sort of landscaping project. We are working on recreating the wetlands at the site of an old quarry slag heap. Last year, the owner removed the thousands and thousands of tons of discarded granite that were piled up on the edge of a wetland. This year we are working […]

The people who make it work

Posted on by Julie Wortman

The Hedgerow landscaping team is small, but we do cover a lot of ground in a season and get some pretty awesome work done. These are the people who make things happen, from Islesboro to St. George, Waldoboro and even Exeter, New Hampshire a few times during the year. There’s Laura Bly of Goruck Challenge […]

Gardening in the drizzle

Posted on by Julie Wortman

Sometimes May in Maine is not the most efficacious month for gardening. However, there is work that must go on, in spite of the weather. Yesterday the Hedgerow crew was outfitted for a cool drizzly day. Such fashionistas. Ingrid took shears to the wall of sedum to shape it and tame it. This is the […]

A late season walkway

Posted on by Julie Wortman

We had a dangling project that we were finally able to do here at the very end of the season. Inga, Adam and Laura added some large stepping stones to extend a walkway at a property where we’ve been working all year in Waldoboro. Fitting the stones together is a jigsaw puzle of sorts. The […]

The day started with just a drizzle

Posted on by Julie Wortman

We have a fun project going in Rockport, right on Pascal Avenue. Rockers has finished some nice stone work, Jon Bailey is working on a trellis/arcade and Doug Gammon helped us plant some large trees. Yesterday was the day most of the Hedgerow crew descended on the property to finish planting the trees, work on […]

Was it only last week?

Posted on by Julie Wortman

We have begun receiving deliveries to the nursery. More compost, more mulch, loam. And plants. It’s always an exciting day with the big truck from Millican Nurseries in New Hampshire rolls in. Unloading generally takes four people. This time Laura was on the truck with Judy, the driver; Adam operated the tractor and Margaret and […]

Stump removal

Posted on by Julie Wortman

Sometimes an excavator won’t do the job, so the humans have to take over. This week we were faced with a giant stump that the excavator could not dislodge without taking two trees with it. The roots from the stump were entwined with the roots from the two living trees. The only way to extricate […]