There’s a certain appeal to gravel paths and patios. They somehow manage to at once be both casual and formally elegant. A gravel path says “let’s go somewhere, and you don’t need a tie to get there.” The thing is, a gravel path can be downright awful if not installed properly. Gravel can spill out […]
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In Roman days, genius loci referred to the protective spirit of a given place. Today, we refer to it as the atmosphere or general “feel” that a location has. I’ve been to public gardens all over the country, and while they’re all beautiful I’ve never been to one that embodies its location quite like the […]
Late at night you’re driving down a dark, deserted suburban avenue and trying not to think about the Stephen King novel you re-read last week. Suddenly, in the corner of your eye, something catches your attention. You turn and scream at the balls of faint blue light hovering like tiny sad ghosts in the yard […]
If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you’ve been looking at your landscape plants with a little bit of worry lately. The cold has been brutal. If the Weather Channel is saying that Valentine’s weekend was “potentially life-threatening cold,” what does that say for the trees and shrubs that can’t come inside to warm up? […]
The design was wonderful, but the final product is even better than we hoped! People stop in front of the house and gawk; some even take pictures; and that's just the front! The back yard is even better. Not only did Dave work (patiently) with us to create a design that met our needs, he also provided a list of contractors for us that were very capable and covered a range of prices. Then he oversaw the work to make sure that it met his high standards. We are so happy with the job. I have worked with landscape projects and designers before, but Dave is the best. We would give him our highest recommendation. D., Bethesda