Wintery Lawn

A Cut Above

“How Short Should I Cut My Grass In The Spring?” In the very late winter and early spring, it is recommended that one cuts their grass extremely close (approximately 1”) in order to dethatch and remove dead layers of grass and debris.…

May: I fertilize?

The short answer is yes! You can fertilize your lawn in early May before the temperature starts to rise. Ideally, the best time to fertilize is between February and April, but May is still acceptable. The best time to fertilize your grass?…

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…