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February 23, 2016 0 Comments

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

February 16, 2016 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 7 minutes Outdoor kitchen design is a lot of fun, but it’s also easy to make some pretty serious mistakes along the way. No matter what your outdoor kitchen has

February 4, 2016 0 Comments

I try to avoid walls where possible, but sometimes you just don't have a choice. Segmental retaining walls can be a great choice because they don't require a footer all the way to

January 22, 2016 0 Comments

Do kids still do chores? I feel like I never see anyone younger than me shoveling in our neighborhood. When I was growing up, the understanding was that part of why I was

January 20, 2016 0 Comments

Winter storm Jonas (why are we naming them again?) is barreling towards us, and that's caused a number of friends to send me panicked texts and Facebook messages like "will this destroy my

January 14, 2016 0 Comments

Over the years I’ve slowly (and I mean slowly) been chipping away at my own yard. The problem is that it’s happened in fits and starts, at the rare moments where a rise

January 12, 2016 1 Comment

I'm always on the lookout for new tech tools, especially ones that could make life easier for my clients. A few months ago I stumbled across Plants Map, a cloud-based way to document

December 31, 2015 1 Comment

I'm currently working on a project to sort, categorize, and tag all the photos on my hard drive. All 24,585 of them. As a result I don't read as many blogs as I'd

December 22, 2015 0 Comments

‘Twas the holiday season and out in the shed your favorite designer had just bumped his head. I staggered on out and into the night when above me there shone a soft warm

December 17, 2015 0 Comments

This was a great Alexandria landscape design project. Sometimes you roll up to a new potential client's home and you see something that makes you say, "we're totally working together." That was the