I grew up in New England which means that the most commonly used landscape material was stone. Oh, did we have stone! I maintained a love affair with … [Read more...] about Landscape Inspiration: Brick Details
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Here in Virginia we have clay soils that don't drain particularly well. We also get a fair bit of rainfall. When new subdivisions are built, … [Read more...] about Using Dry Stream Beds for Drainage
I walk by this wall whenever I walk to the post office in downtown Culpeper. Walls like this are pretty common in older neighborhoods like mine. … [Read more...] about Why Is This Retaining Wall Failing?
With the end of another winter upon us, I’m reminded of my mom’s summertime refrain: “David, go outside and play!” Here’s a list of ten things to … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Landscaping with Kids
Texture deals with how smooth or rough a surface is. When talking about elements of structures, smooth surfaces can often seem more modern and … [Read more...] about Elements of Design: Texture