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Why Mulch Is Important To Your Landscaping Success

Why Mulch Is Important To Your Landscaping Success

Spring is the ideal time to plan for that perfectly beautiful, yet functional landscape. One of the first items on that planning checklist should be mulching. Why mulch? Mulch is like magic. Not only does it give your lawn a clean finished look, but it is also very...

Easy Weekend Makeover: Revive Your Patio With These Simple Tips

Easy Weekend Makeover: Revive Your Patio With These Simple Tips

When spring arrives outdoor spaces become an extension of our home. It’s time to dust off those areas and transform them into warm-weather retreats – for enjoying a deliciously grilled meal or entertaining guests while enjoying the serenity of a cool spring evening....

Expert Advice For Spring Landscaping

Expert Advice For Spring Landscaping

Do you find it difficult to walk past the trays of live plants that start appearing in stores this time of year? Do you spend hours on Pinterest or Better Homes & Gardens daydreaming about projects for your yard? Do you have more ideas than you have time (or...

Top Landscaping Mistakes You Can Avoid

Top Landscaping Mistakes You Can Avoid

Everyone loves a beautiful yard. But not many people are expert Northern VA landscapers by trade. This leads to common errors when we try to make our homes and gardens more beautiful, but don’t worry, these mistakes are easy to avoid when you know what they are. ...

Ways To Use Stone For Landscaping

Ways To Use Stone For Landscaping

There are so many ways to use stone in your landscaping design that we can’t even begin to cover it all in this short article! Stone is magical – it provides so much structure, design, layers, and livelihood to a garden. It is sure to make your yard or garden look...

Want the Easiest Garden Ever? Plant Spring Bulbs

Want the Easiest Garden Ever? Plant Spring Bulbs

After a long winter, signs of spring brighten our days and give us hope for a fruitful season to come. Flowering dogwoods, native Eastern redbud trees, and cheerful daffodils speckle gardens and the sides of the road wherever you go. It’s rejuvenating to see these...

Benefits of a Retaining Wall

Benefits of a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall, like a house, is a utilitarian structure at its base. The practical uses of retaining walls are to prevent erosion, provide flat land for cultivation, and to fight against gravitational force to keep your land stable. Retaining walls can also be used...

Topsoil vs Garden Soil

Topsoil vs Garden Soil

Though many of us long for a simpler, less chaotic life, closer to nature and its rhythms, the fact remains that most of us are not farmers. So while you might know the difference between clay and sand, it’s no shame that you don’t know the difference between topsoil...

Some Popular Mulch Choices for Delivery This Year!

Some Popular Mulch Choices for Delivery This Year!

Mulch is mulch, is it not? Not exactly. Mulch is a basic term for the subset of organic products used to adorn and protect the ground in your garden; mulch helps to keep plants’ roots warm and nourished while improving the condition of the soil and reducing overall...

Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Drab and Grey

Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Drab and Grey

Winter is so grey. Most of the trees have shed their leaves and are showing only the pewter and cinnamon shades of their bark. The grass is faded to a bleached olive drab — when it’s not covered by snow, that is. And the slush and the salt stains only highlight how...

The Best Plants For Indoor Air Quality

The Best Plants For Indoor Air Quality

The old, drafty houses where the air whistled through on windy days had one significant advantage: the air in them was always fresh. Nowadays, ever-tightening insulation standards means that the homes with the best efficiency also need to have a fan circulating fresh...

How To Use Rocks In Your Landscaping

For most people, the #1 attribute they look for in their landscaping is “ease of maintenance.” Few people have the time or inclination to deal with fussy landscape installations. And what could be lower maintenance than rocks? Nothing, that’s what. Still, people are...