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Upper Saddle River Students Receive Hands-On Gardening Education From Local Pros

September 2017

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (September 22, 2017) – R&S Landscaping’s Specialty Gardener, Julie Watson and Joseph Young worked with students at Upper Saddle River Children’s Academy to decorate their grounds for fall and prepare the garden for early spring color. Upper Saddle River Children’s Academy, located at 500 E. Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River, seeks to provide a nurturing environment where children can develop a healthy, happy and secure approach to learning and living. Julie spearheaded the day by educating the students about the fall season. Then an anxious group of Pre-K students were selected to help unload the R&S truck filled with, gourds, corn stalks, hay bales, fall plantings, a large pumpkin, and a scarecrow. The remaining students used their strong muscles to carry each item to the display area. Once all of the items were unloaded, the students collectively had the chance to design and place […]

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R&S Teaches Over 60 Ridgewood Summer Day Campers How To Make Soil and Plant

September 2017

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (July 19, 2017) – Summer camp is an enduring time for most children, it provides them with the freedom to make new friends, explore the outside and marvel at the miracles of nature. Learning about the world around them is a great way to attract children to science. As a way to teach students about how food is grown, R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscaping firm, held a hands on “You Eat Dirt!” workshop on July 19 at Ridgewood Summer Day Camp. Master Gardener Julie Watson and Landscape Designer Joe Young educated over 60 first- and second-grade girls with an interactive lesson about the importance of soil. They discussed the different components of soil, allowed the children to make their own soil mixture, and potted pepper plants, provided by R & S Landscaping, in which the children took home. “Worm Poop was a hit! We made […]

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Daffodil & Earth Day Fair Huge Success!

April 2017

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (April 23, 2017), R&S Landscaping  sponsored The Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands and the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee (REAC) – “From Rain to Drain” journey.   The R&S dedicated team was very busy on Sunday April 23rd distributing herbs, wild flower seeds and providing information to reduce water use by using easy to care for drought tolerant plants.  Julie Watson, Lead Specialty Gardener demonstrated  how using combinations of different textures and colored succulents and sedums can create a low maintenance drought tolerant combination that are equally as beautiful as using your traditional flowers.  It was a beautiful day and a great turn out. The R&S Team looks forward to this event every year; meeting people as well as providing guidance and answering garden & landscaping questions. For more than 30 years, R&S Landscaping has offered environmentally responsible, high-end service to residential, public and commercial properties in the areas […]

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R&S Landscaping Community Outreach Habitat for Humanity

April 2017

Paterson, N.J. (April 8, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-governmental nonprofit organization which devotes their time in “Building Hope, Building Lives” one family at a time.  They work in our communities along with volunteers to help bring people together to build affordable homes for families in need. R&S Landscaping has been inspired to partake in helping building hope for our community. See statements from our dedicated crew as part of our team building efforts: “Team R&S met up in Paterson 7:45AM on a Saturday morning April 8th ready to tackle the rigors of the day.  We assisted at a residential building site on Hamilton Street where there was a row of 3 new Habitat houses, all in varying stages of completion. We split into two groups, with one set of people tackling the interior of one site to complete caulking, spackling and painting, and the other group […]

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R&S Works With Upper Saddle River Students to Create Fall Display

October 2015

Julie Watson, specialty gardener at Midland Park-based R&S Landscaping, recently worked with students at Upper Saddle River Children’s Academy to decorate the grounds for fall and prepare the garden for early spring color.

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