Maintaining a fertile lawn doesn’t have to be a drag. Here are four tips to help you create a stunning lawn. For homeowners, a flourishing lawn is a source of pride. A beautiful lawn can serve as the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities and add to the value of your home. Creating and maintaining a lush, fertile lawn isn’t always easy, so we've put together some tips for creating and maintaining a lawn you'll love. If you need help bringing your lawn back to life, we can help! Please get in … [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...]
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...]
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...]
Should I Choose Poured Concrete or Pavers for my Patio or Walkway?
Spring is in the air, and our thoughts turn to outdoor entertaining. Hardscaping–the fantastic non-organic elements of your outdoor spaces–is trending big time. It’s a piece that more landscaping companies are adding to their repertoires with stunning results. Combining harmonious hardscapes and landscapes for fabulous outdoor living is one of our favorite trends of the decade. There are lots of hardscaping options for every budget. One question we hear is whether pavers or poured concrete are … [Read more...]
When Should I Fertilize My Lawn and Trees?
We can feel spring coming in Loudoun County. The days are getting longer. We wake up to birds singing and wind down the day with spring peepers. Green leaves are sprouting from fall bulbs. It’s a beautiful time of year in Northern Virginia. We’re starting to dream of lush green lawns and leafy landscapes soon to come. That means it’s time to enrich our lawn and landscapes with fertilizer treatments for many of us. When Should I Fertilize My Lawn? Early spring is an excellent time to fertilize … [Read more...]
What Can I Do For My Lawn In Cold Weather?
One of the best things about February and early March: you can feel the days getting longer. It’s no longer pitch black when you return home at 5 p.m., and that’s something to celebrate. Even though the groundhog saw his shadow, we are thinking spring. Winter is the perfect time to get moving on clean-up and prep work. What should we do for our lawns when the weather is still cold? How can we hit the ground running for spring? Winter Lawn Care: Take It Easy Late winter is a time of temperature … [Read more...]
Choosing A Landscaper: Why Professionalism Matters
When you have a plumbing or electrical problem, chances are you’re going to seek references and look for the best professionals to take care of it. When you think about lawn and landscape maintenance, the same concept applies. Your landscape is part of your home and represents a significant investment. It’s also one of the first things people notice when they visit. Experienced and qualified landscapers are trained professionals. When you work with a company that values professionalism, it means … [Read more...]