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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. ...

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...