I'm often called in to make an existing landscape function better. The client doesn't to rip it all out and start from scratch, but they need to fix... something. Usually it's my job to figure out what that something is. This project is a great example. You can see in the photo above that they have a cool little water feature, built with big chunky boulders. It's a great … [Read more...] about Space Planning to Make a Beautiful Vienna Virginia Backyard Better
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If you follow my Facebook page (you don't? click here!) you may have seen another photo of this same project last week. I shot this closeup because I love the way the colors play together: … [Read more...] about What’s Blooming Now? Post-Memorial Day Edition
A few weeks ago I posted that a property I designed and oversaw in Fredericksburg was going to be on the garden tour Tuesday, April 24th. … [Read more...] about My First Garden Tour – a Recap
I meet with a fair number of homeowners who say "I either want a firepit or a fireplace." This uncertainty is actually a great place to start discussing how they're going to use the space and how much they'd like to invest in the space, … [Read more...] about Should I Build a Fire Pit or a Fireplace?
When I was designing landscapes in Arizona, one option we had available to us was travertine marble tile. These were actual tiles - typically 12"x12" and less than a half inch think - so they had to be laid in a mortar bed on a concrete slab. Shortly after landing in Virginia in 2005, I started seeing travertine pavers make an appearance. These are really cool because … [Read more...] about Travertine Paver Patio Installers in Virginia – What to Know