Add curb appeal, save on energy costs, and increase Virginia home value with landscaping. Did you know you can increase Virginia home value with landscaping? Homeowners are always looking for ways to increase the value of their homes, and landscaping creates a great way to maximize your return on investment. Landscaping services can help you make an outdoor living space that is attractive and inviting, adding to the overall value of your home. Are you looking for a well-maintained, worry-free … [Read more...]
Is It Okay to Landscape in Winter?
Around the beginning of February, we get a little taste of spring. Yes, it’s still cold, and there’s always the possibility of a big snow. But at the same time, we can feel the days slowly growing longer. Before we know it, spring will be here, full of life and growth. Then summer will make an entrance with leafy trees–and weekly mowing. On beautiful winter days, we may get an urge to start working on our landscapes. But is it safe to landscape in winter? What are some things we can do to start … [Read more...]
Do Snow and Ice Damage Trees and Shrubs?
There’s nothing like a gorgeous winter wonderland in Northern Virginia. Snow is generally rare enough that most of us still consider it a treat. But heavy snow and ice can damage trees and shrubs. Improper snow removal can also hurt fragile plants. That’s why preparing trees and shrubs for winter weather is essential. Professional pruning can help your landscaping survive and thrive if damage occurs. Which Trees and Shrubs Are Susceptible to Damage? According to Iowa State University, … [Read more...]
When Should I Prune My Plants, Shrubs, and Trees?
Wow! What a year for fall color. It’s been a while since Loudoun has experienced such autumnal splendor. As the leaves fall and winter approaches, our thoughts turn to pruning as trees grow bare and dormant. Late winter is an excellent time to prune many trees and shrubs. What Is Pruning? Pruning refers to removing parts of plants, including branches and twigs, to shape the plant and promote growth. It’s an opportunity to remove dead and diseased branches and promote the development of new … [Read more...]
Can I Start a Landscaping Project in the Fall?
It never ceases to amaze us how fast time flies in summer. For professional landscapers, summer is a bustling time with lawn care and landscaping projects galore. While fall can be a quieter season, it’s also ideal for launching landscaping projects. There are tons of plantings and other elements we can start in the fall. Fall is also perfect for starting a conversation with a professional landscaping company about a longer-term project. Our team is ready to sit down and help you plan. What … [Read more...]
What Are The Most Important Things To Do When Landscaping a New House?
There’s nothing like the excitement of a brand new house. It’s so full of promise and potential. And you get to call the shots, both inside and out. Landscaping is an essential part of making your house a home. It enhances curb appeal and resale value and is an exciting opportunity to make a fresh start on a new lot. On the flip side, landscaping a new home presents design challenges and usually requires a bigger budget than updating an existing yard. What Should I Consider When Landscaping a … [Read more...]
How Can I Enhance The Entrance To My Driveway?
Think of your driveway as the welcome mat for your yard. It’s more than just a way of getting from point A to point B. A driveway takes up more visual space than many of us realize. Whether short or long, we want our driveway to be attractive and inviting. However, landscaping a driveway is different from the rest of your yard. Visibility is essential, and runoff from the hard surface is a factor. But with the right combination of landscaping and hardscaping, you can enhance the entrance to your … [Read more...]
How Often Should I Mow My Lawn In Summer?
As July rolls around in the Mid-Atlantic, it means a shift in our approach to mowing. Late spring and early summer mean weekly mows and shorter lengths as lawn growth peaks. Scorching July and August heat can mean less frequent mowing. But we still need to mow consistently to keep our lawns healthy. How often should we mow our lawns in summer? Should I Mow Less Frequently When It’s Hot? As summer temperatures rise, we work to stay consistent while mowing at a longer length. Consistent … [Read more...]
Do I Really Need to Edge My Lawn?
A terrific mow goes a long way. But for a truly stellar lawn, you need to take things a little further. Your mower is too wide to get to the finely defined areas around hardscaping and landscaping. The edging process creates a clean, crisp border between your lawn and beds, and walkways. It’s the number one tool in your landscaper’s toolbox for creating that super-straight manicured look. Is Edging The Same As Weed Wacking? Some folks like to DIY their own edges with a weed wacker–with mixed … [Read more...]
How Can I Fix Drainage Problems In My Yard?
They say April showers bring May flowers, and our blooms this year have been outstanding. But did you know that May and June are usually our wettest months in Northern Virginia? There’s more rain on tap for late spring and early summer. So if you’re noticing drainage issues, the time to act is now. Of course, rain is much-needed for healthy mid-Atlantic lawns and landscapes. However, standing water can hurt your plants and damage your home. It can also create health hazards inside and outside … [Read more...]