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Landscape Edging Ideas to Make Your Garden Pop

Choosing the perfect edging for your garden is similar to finding the perfect frame for a beautiful painting – it just gives it the right finishing touch. In a landscape, edging plants can also work to unify spaces, create a cohesive theme, and make the total landscape feel woven together. Whether you want a formal […]

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Landscaping Ideas for Creating Extra Privacy in Your Yard This Summer

It’s officially summer, and all of us have been enjoying our yards more as the days are longer and the evenings are mild. No matter if you use your yard more in the daytime, or you head out at night, one thing everyone wants in their landscape is a little more privacy from nosey neighbors. […]

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Inspiration: Garden Serenity

As I drive throughout Northern Virginia, I’m inspired by all the homeowners investing time and resources in making their gardens more beautiful this spring. Of course, this is partially a product of all of us spending more time at home, yet I see people truly enjoying their yards in all-new ways. We’ve had enough rain […]

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Essentials for a Welcoming Front Porch

We are taught how important first impressions are, and that’s exactly the role of your front yard and entryway. Leaving the bigger conversation of curb appeal aside, a welcoming front porch is your first chance to tell guests, “Come in, we’re glad you’re here.” Thankfully, there are many things you can do to create a […]

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Neem Oil: Natural Insecticide, Fungicide, Bactericide

We all have such idealistic, almost romantic visions of our garden and landscapes as a whole. We imagine we will plant the perfectly designed plantings, and they will flourish year after year with barely any maintenance – maybe trim the roses for our dinner table. Easy-peasy. Of course, in truth, the aphids are out of […]

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Grow a Softer Solution for Screening

Looking for a little extra privacy in your backyard? Privacy fences can handle some jobs, but they aren’t always the softest option for creating a screen. Luckily there are lots of options available even if you have a small space or are at the mercy of shade. Here are some of our ideas for screening […]

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Fire Pit vs. Fireplace: Which Should You Choose?

Right now it’s easy to imagine huddling around a fire as outside temps in our region regularly dip below freezing. Yet even in the summer months, the warmth and ambiance of a fire is a welcome gathering spot in any yard. If you’ve ever dreamed of adding a fire feature to your backyard but aren’t […]

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2020 Trends in Eco-Friendly Materials

Every decade has its trends. 100 years ago, the front yard was considered the front-facing image of the family. The areas were inviting, surrounded by perennials instead of fences, and designed to draw more nature to the 1920s homes. Going into 2020, the trend for sustainable, eco-friendly materials expands into landscaping elements from man-made stone […]

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The Five Best ROI Projects for Your Landscape

There’s no question that landscaping projects can be significant investments in your home. As the largest asset most people own, you’ll want to be strategic in the improvements you make, whether they’re for resale or personal enjoyment. Strategic landscaping improvements go a long way in expanding the functional usage and value of your property, including […]

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Top 5 Landscape Design Picks for Winter Entertaining

 Looking to add some flair to your outdoors this winter? If yes, then you are in good company. Below is a list of some pretty fantastic landscape design ideas that will help you ensure your outdoors are not only popping but also livable despite the cold, harsh weather. 1. In-ground Hot Tub and Spa Winters […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Architect

When you look at the area around your beautiful home, are you stumped? Or maybe you have a wish list of desires for your yard but aren’t sure how to pull it off? Coming up with a cohesive plan for your landscaping requires you to take a myriad of factors into account. From knowing how […]

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Which Outdoor Kitchen Style Fits Your Personality?

Outdoor kitchens are all the rage these days with each becoming more elaborate than the last. But it’s not about outdoing your neighbor; it’s about finding the right outdoor kitchen to suit your style and needs. Is the party always at your house? Are your kids’ friends always in the backyard? Are you crazy for […]

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