Landscape Design for Commercial and Residential
Serving Northern Virginia

New Playground in Upperville, VA

We were recently a part of a playground build in Fauquier County as the landscape contractor. We worked along some of the best contractors to bring this project to fruition. Thank you Donovan Paving, Custom Park Services, KomPan, Cara from Lardner Klein Landscape Architects and Fauquier County Parks & Rec....

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Wet Basements and How to Prevent Them

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Wet Basements Extend downspouts away from the house at least 10 feet. Make sure they distribute away from and not towards the foundation. Managing your downspouts can be the first line of defense against water damage for your foundation. Make sure that they extend away...

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Ahead of the Game

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer . . . Lazy days of summer always get me in a lull. I drink in the warm weather, enjoy the freedom of a looser routine and forget about the looming workload...that inevitable flux of work generated by the perfection of the season....

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July: Too Early, Too Late or Just Right?

July is that mid-summer month that comes too late to the party to make the spring planting window, yet too early for a safe entry into fall. It is, however, the perfect time to really appreciate all your earlier labors and to re-evaluate the needs that have yet to be...

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Summer Reset!

Summer is a great time to hit the RESET button on life. Your landscaping benefits from a review also. While you are spending time outside, take note of how you are using the property. + Are you "outdoorsy" people who love to spend time outside all summer?  + Do you...

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Lining Your Driveway with Trees

Planting trees along your driveway can be a long-term investment. An allee, or tree alley, is usually a planting of medium to large deciduous trees evenly spaced along a walk or drive. There are a few things to consider before planning for your driveway allee. Distance. Do you have enough...

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Landscape Designs for “Your” Dream Yard

Awhile back, I had an enlightening experience with a local spa and wellness center that reminded me again of the importance of being clear in your wishes. A friend had given me a wonderful gift to pamper myself with relaxation and renewal. I called to set up the appointment, excited at...

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Seedy Beginnings 2018

Seedy BeginningsJust the sight of seed racks and onion sets was enough to stir a longing for new growth in the midst of the dreariness and silence of winter. With a plethora of varieties and cultivars, the decision to plant becomes more complicated.  Since this is the best time to...

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It’s March — What Should I Prune?

I find this time of year to be one where it is easy to get pruner-happy. While most things can survive a poorly timed pruning, there are a few that will make you skip a year of beauty if you cut at the wrong time. What can be cut now?...

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Flagstone Paths

Paths can be made out of all kinds of materials but one of my favorites is natural stone either as steppers or flagstone. Stone can be laid in a stone dust base and arranged and re-arranged to get the look you want. A recently completed project has 2' x 3'...

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