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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...

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...