Landscape Design for Commercial and Residential
Serving Northern Virginia

Fall for Bulbs

Planning for Spring Joy The end of summer is an unlikely time to be thinking about spring but a little bit of planning can bring springtime joys. Fall is the time to get your spring bulbs ordered and installed. Don't be intimidated by the planting of them either. I like...

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Summer Landscaping Check List

Summer is a great time to hit the re-set 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 entertain frequently...

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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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Spring Cleanup

Quick Checklist to Get Your Yard Ready for Growing! Remove all weeds, debris, and fallen leaves & branches Prune back all expired perennials Cut back liriope and other groundcovers Shape deciduous shrubs that have not started to leaf out Edge beds with trench edge to define and border the beds...

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It’s April — 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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Value of a Landscape Design

There are three values to consider:  The value to the designer The design itself oftentimes represents a large part of an independent designer's income. Because the overhead is low, a large portion of the earnings is pure profit. It is easy for a designer to underestimate their worth because she...

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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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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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