Monthly Archives: December 2016

  There is sometimes some confusion around what classifies a contractor as “licensed” or “qualified.” Just wanted to share a quick overview of what a Landscape Contractor is, and how to understand the difference between the different classifications, under the 2016 Virginia Contractor Guidelines. CLASS C. This level is essentially a bought certification. There is […]

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” -Thomas Jefferson Christmas gift ideas for the home gardener. A trowel and hand shovel set. Fiskars has a nice sturdy set–perfect for the home gardener Gloves. Costco sells a multi pack for women […]

We like to keep up with industry news in a variety of forms: internet, magazine and seminar. Today, it was announced that Bayer would be merging with Monsanto–a controversial agriculture business. It is best known for holding the patent on Roundup, as well as being the first company in the United States to patent a […]

One of the mistakes I see often is the tendency to do onesies and twosies instead of larger groupings. When we do new planting designs and installations, we have a few key things that we focus on to achieve impact. Groupings. We build groups of plants into the design to create a visual sense of […]