Landscape Design for Commercial and Residential
Serving Northern Virginia

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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Seasonal Pest Management

The National Arboretum is a great resource for gardening info. Click here to see their recommendations for identifying and dealing with springtime pests.

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