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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...

Evaluate Your Yard for a Patio

Evaluate Your Yard for a Patio

Adding a patio to your property could immediately increase the value and appeal of your home. By expanding usable square footage, a patio will add salability to the home due to the added curb appeal and additional functionality. With so many options, it is important...

When is the Best Time to Plant Grass?

When is the Best Time to Plant Grass?

With the end of summer and fall looming, it’s a critical time for some lawn maintenance. Late September and October are months that you need to get some planting done, and get the right feeding and weed maintenance done to ensure a beautiful bloom in the spring. There...

Can I Prune My Bushes and Trees in the Summer?

Every year, new people come to landscaping. Whether it’s their first home, or they just finally have the time to putter around the yard, people want to beautify their outdoor space. So there are many common questions that get answered year after year, and we wanted to...

3 Things to Know Before You Buy Mulch

3 Things to Know Before You Buy Mulch

Few things are better for your garden or yard than an ample layer of mulch. Mulch shades roots from too much heat, prevents evaporation and erosion, and its decomposition feeds the microbes in the soil, keeping it rich and healthy. But what should you know before you...

Green Landscaping Tips

With all the talk about the environment, it can be daunting to think that you could have any effect on such a large problem. But as our grandparents used to say in the Depression-era, “Take care of the pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves.” There are...

Summertime Landscaping Tips

Summertime Landscaping Tips

Keeping your yard and landscaping beautiful is part of Summer. Saturdays spent mowing and trimming are a way of life for many northern Virginia homeowners. We all want beautiful surroundings, but there are a few things that even the most conscientious homeowners...

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. ...