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July 15, 2015 2 Comments

There are natural mulches on the market and there are dyed mulches. Which are better? Is there a health risk with dyed mulch? These are all questions I get asked, and that I

June 29, 2015 0 Comments

HGTV, the internet, and numerous other entertainment and information sources have made people much more aware of what's possible in the landscape. At this point most people my age have at least seen

June 13, 2015 0 Comments

Walking and standing in mud is kind of a bummer, so centuries ago people got the idea to lay stones on the ground and stand on those. Brilliant! Over the years since then

June 5, 2015 0 Comments

What's interesting is that I've heard several homeowners complain this week that they've been calling around and can't find anyone to do _______. You may think that doesn't make a lot of sense,

May 31, 2015 0 Comments

I may grump and grouse and complain about Virginia's heat and humidity (though that's stopping this year) but nothing's going to keep me out of the yard in the evening. There's something to

May 21, 2015 0 Comments

Normally I'm really hardcore when it comes to road trips. We pull out of the driveway and we don't stop till we reach the destination, with the exception of short food, fuel, and

May 18, 2015 4 Comments

Growing up working for my brother, we always bought bulk mulch for landscape jobs. That meant driving to the supplier, waiting for the tractor to dump in as much mulch as the truck

May 14, 2015 0 Comments

You know what's great about being a landscape designer? You get to see the deeper meaning that some plants have for people. I've had clients tear up when I suggest a plant because

May 11, 2015 0 Comments

We all love game shows, right? I think we're mere years away from the future predicted in the movie The Running Man, where every major decision in society is made before a live

May 6, 2015 0 Comments

The Charlottesville Farmers Market opened a few weeks ago and that's when the summer gardening bug always starts to take hold of me. Not only is there all that fresh produce that I