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What Is Micro-Irrigation?

What Is Micro-Irrigation?

If you're passionate about maintaining a healthy, vibrant landscape while doing your part to conserve resources, then micro-irrigation might be the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. But what exactly is this innovative irrigation method? How does it work, and why...

Proper Landscaping Steep Slopes and Hillsides

Proper Landscaping Steep Slopes and Hillsides

Landscaping on slopes can be a challenging task due to the steep angles and the need for erosion control. While it can be difficult to creatively hold earth in place on hillsides, there are many methods that can help maintain the slope's stability while creating an...

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Best Time To Lay Topsoil

For many, a lush green lawn of your own represents the American dream come true. Like many dreams, however, reality doesn’t always stack up. Although re-sodding is certainly one answer to a lackluster lawn, it can be overkill if your lawn is large, or merely thin and...

Dealing with Snow Mold

Dealing with Snow Mold

“Will winter ever end?” is the question on many a landscapers when snowstorms hit. The bad news is that when snowstorms end, they could leave behind mold and mildew if necessary landscaping precautions and steps are not taken. Snow mold and mildew is the yucky...

Soil Conditioners: How to use them in Six Easy Steps

Soil Conditioners: How to use them in Six Easy Steps

Soil conditioners are additives you put in your soil to improve the quality of your soil. Certain plants/vegetation thrives better in their “perfect soil”. There is a wide variety of soil conditioners or amendments, these terms are often interchangeable, however, in...

Lawn Care Tips For A Beautiful Yard All Year Round

Your lawn is the jewel setting of your home. Although it’s often overlooked in favor of picture-perfect patios, pools, and perennial beds, an unhealthy lawn detracts from all those things. From the Northern VA landscape experts at JK Enterprises, here’s what you need...

How Much Topsoil?

How Much Topsoil?

Topsoil is a crucial component to the health of plants, whether it be lawn, vegetables, or trees and shrubs. Contrary to popular belief, dirt is not just dirt. The difference between dirt and good wholesome topsoil is the difference between the Dust Bowl and a...

How To Lay Mulch

Mulch is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your yard or flowerbeds. Although putting down mulch isn’t rocket science, there are probably a few tips and tricks you weren’t aware of. Why use Mulch? Mulch is nature’s miracle when it comes to reducing...

The Benefits of Mulch In Every Season

The Benefits of Mulch In Every Season

The frigid temperatures of winter send many landscapers inside as their plants and gardens ‘hibernate’ for the winter, however, mulch is a landscaping supply that can be used year-round and in all climates. Mulch in the Winter As plants and lawns die out for the...

Why Does Mulch Go Bad?

Why Does Mulch Go Bad?

Death begets life. For many ancient Indian religions like Buddhism and Hinduism, this idea is expressed as the concept of “samsara,” the endless cycle of life, death and renewal. Samsara emphasizes the connectedness of all life and its ability to change form. Humble...

Planning for Fall Landscaping

Planning for Fall Landscaping

It’s been a bit of hot summer, or rather a brutally hot summer, so the lawn that we carefully planned for last spring might be looking a little less than cared for. Thankfully August is the perfect time to start planning the comeback of your beautiful lawn. As we move...