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August 14, 2013 0 Comments

2013 was another amazing year, but as a small company that translated into lots and lots of long days. This is the time of year that a lot of folks in the landscape

May 20, 2013 3 Comments

If you live in Virginia, Maryland, or DC and someone says "flagstone patio", what comes to mind? Something that looks like this, maybe? I'd wager at least 90% of the flagstone patios installed

April 29, 2013 0 Comments

We've established how I feel about the lawn, and most folks I work with also want a nice patch o' green for playing and showing off. I don't do lawncare, and I'm not

April 24, 2013 8 Comments

I get asked that question a lot, as you can imagine. After all, Virginians love their brick homes, so I design a lot of patios for brick homes. I always look at two

April 21, 2013 1 Comment

Landscape design is one of those career choices (like astronaut or writer or subway platform folk singer) that can be more difficult than the glamorized, idealized version people hold in their heads. I

March 27, 2013 0 Comments

This has been the spring for outdoor kitchens, which is pretty cool considering that I really decided to focus on them this year. Don't you love it when a plan comes together? While

February 20, 2013 8 Comments

I like to play a game I call underrated/overrated. You can play it with bands, actors, foods, anything you want. Example: underrated/overrated = Hudson Hawk is a brilliant and underrated movie/ Sideways is

February 4, 2013 2 Comments

Townhouse landscape design is tough, because you generally don't have a lot of space to work with. This is especially true in a townhouse front yard, which is why you see the same

January 28, 2013 6 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3907" align="aligncenter" width="317"] I only need to be as accurate as the Weather Channel, right?[/caption] I've always wanted to be a successful prognosticator. It's much easier to be a procrastinator, though. That

January 23, 2013 0 Comments

Often, creating the landscape design for a brand new home with no existing landscape is easy. Renovating an existing landscape, however, is a lot more work. I've been doing this long enough that