Spring Garden Checklist

Spring Garden Checklist It’s Spring! With this glorious season starting, there are a lot of things you need to do in order to get your lawn and garden ready for the upcoming warmer months. Feel free to print this out as a handy Spring…

Outdoor Adventure: Birdwatching

     As Spring rolls her shoulders, shrugging off the last of the Winter frost, we can expect the return of birdsong in Virginia! The migration of birds heralds Spring’s arrival and after such a long, brutal Winter, they are most welcome.…

The Scoop On Hardscapes

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What the heck are hardscapes? As opposed to “landscapes” which are considered organic matter based, hardscapes are intended to create new living space outside of your home. There are some very important things to consider when planning and…
Landscaping

5 Landscape Design Tips

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Everyone wants a beautiful, functional space! We know how wistful we feel when browsing Pinterest through secret, fairy garden layouts, Victory gardens with a bounty of veggies, and cool, architectural landscapes. How do you choose? Let’s…
Early Bird

The Early Bird Advantage

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“The best defense is a good offense!” This is not exclusive to sports alone. This applies especially well to lawn care and maintenance. There’s a laundry list of things to do to keep your lawn looking glorious, but in the soggy Winter…
Geocache

Outdoor Adventure: Geocaching

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If you've never heard of Geocaching, it can best be described as an international, outdoor treasure hunt and anyone can participate! During the pandemic, it's difficult to find fun activities that don't involve groups but are still engaging.…
Wintery Lawn

The "Hard Yard"

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You might think that you’re off the hook for yard work during the cold weather months. However, careful planning can launch you into your best lawn ever the following Spring! Grab a notebook and a pen, a cup of coffee and your boots! You’ll…
Winter Veggies

6 Creative Winter Seed Starters

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In the Winter we start to miss growing things--the little green, happy sprigs of new life shooting through the dark soil! There’s no reason you can’t enjoy that all Winter long.  We’ve been taught since grade school how to reuse,…
Winter Lawn

FALL TO WINTER TRANSITIONING

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There are so many things that one can do to support their lawn’s health during the Winter, and to get one’s garden beds and trees ready for Spring! In today’s blog, we’ll explore winterizing your lawn, what plants and trees can be planted…