If you are like the majority of U.S. homeowners, you have probably never heard of the phrase “Backyard Ecosystem” before. Not to worry! It is really not as fancy as it sounds. Backyard ecosystems are exactly that - ecosystems in your backyard. If you think back to...
There seems to be a trend with home builders these days. They are moving the garage around back, accessible by an alley, they are adding front porches with neighborhood socializing in mind and they are reducing the size of those expansive front lawns we have become accustomed to seeing. With smaller front yard areas to work with there is great opportunity to use alternatives to grass.
Permaculture has become a buzz-word of sorts, permeating the English language but leaving people scratching their heads as to what it really is.
When it comes to creating a garden, nothing will improve your home’s value more than your front yard will. As one of the first things people notice about your property, the front yard is not only a reflection of your personality, but also sets the mood for one’s visit...
So you’re ready to upgrade your landscape? Planning a new landscape is an exciting prospect — new landscaping lends light and visual energy to a space, can make your land more functional, and may even become a conversation starter for you and your neighbors. However,...
When planning landscaping, the grass you’re picturing may be the ones in a classic, potentially predictable, front lawn. However, landscaping grasses can bring more than this uniformity. There are dozens of ornamental grasses and grass-like plants commonly used in...
Homeowners often overlook erosion and flood control until it’s too late — and when it’s too late, it’s really too late. Storms in Northwest DC and Montgomery County, MD brought widespread heavy damage and erosion to homes in the area that lacked adequate preparation....
Gardens tend to use water, and some designs use more than others. Many people wonder how they can conserve water, since watering plants takes time out of your day and frequently costs money.
A well-designed landscape can be the most relaxing place on earth, especially after a hard day at work. However, few of us have the energy or time to devote to mowing, pruning, or other tasks required to keep it looking nice.
The key to great landscaping is having a plan. That’s why we want our clients to start thinking about their final fall clean up.
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