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May 26, 2020 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 3 minutes Virginia may not be that far south, but our summers do get crazy hot. It’s especially challenging for our clients building patios or pool decks with western exposure

December 20, 2019 1 Comment

‘Twas mere days before Christmas, but we hadn’t slowed down We were digging and building, criss-crossing the town. Not just us, oh no no, it’s everyone this year For some reason it seems

July 17, 2019 0 Comments

There’s a lot to love about Culpeper. Our downtown has terrific shops and restaurants and a great little museum. Speaking of the museum, every year they organize a day where families can get

July 10, 2019 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 4 minutes Some hardscape mistakes are minor. The summer picnic equivalent might be putting too little salt in your potato salad. Others are major. Those are the equivalent of using

December 1, 2018 7 Comments

For years, I’d been talking about building a pizza oven in my backyard. At one point I found plans online for how to build a dome-shaped oven the old-fashioned way, a brick at

June 18, 2018 3 Comments

Especially after damaging storms, I have people asking me if they can plant a new tree right where the old one used to be. “What did they do with the stump?” I’ll ask,

April 24, 2018 0 Comments

As someone with the double whammy of being a middle child AND a Libra, I’m the ultimate people pleaser. That becomes really tricky this time of year, when everyone wants their landscape project

April 10, 2018 0 Comments

A couple of years ago, one of my clients asked me to plant a couple of Japanese maples in containers for their pool area. We did, the trees grew well, and everyone was

March 6, 2018 0 Comments

It's official: spring is coming, and everyone wants cool stuff now. Here are a few current Revolutionary Gardens projects: 1. A flagstone front walk in Herndon, VA I'm super proud of this one.

February 27, 2018 0 Comments

In February 2018 I have grilled out while wearing shorts and flip flops, and I’ve chiseled ice off the cars at 5:30 am. I’m more than a little bit done with winter. The