5 Ideas to Beautify Your Winter Landscape in the Mid-Atlantic

Dawn KruegerLandscaping

winter landscape-berries

Both spring and summer are wonderful seasons. It’s the time when your yard looks the most beautiful, filled by flowers, lush green grass, and other flowering trees. However, as we move into winter, you may find that the beauty you love so much in the spring and summer has dwindled away. Fortunately, there is no need to despair, as winter landscape on your … Read More

Retaining Wall & Hardscaping Options for Beautiful Landscapes

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retaining wall hardscaping sample

New home construction, or upgrades to existing homes, usually requires attention to the outside of the home as well as the inside. Beautiful landscapes immediately come to mind, especially in mature greenery area of Bethesda, Maryland where we are located. Once colorful blooms have burst on the scene, you have instant curb appeal. However, many times retaining walls and hardscaping are needed too. But … Read More

10 Tips To Prepare Your DC & Bethesda Gardens for Fall

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Bethesda Gardens - Paprika Virag Flower Bed

With the flurry of spring planting over, it’s time to pick up your hoe, wipe your brow, and consider… Fall. Yup, that’s right. Even as the kids are splashing around in the pool and your significant other is grumbling about the heat, you have to face the facts that cooler weather is just around the corner. Summer can’t last forever. … Read More

How To Prepare Your Landscape & Gardens to Thrive in Heat

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thrive in heat with in ground sprinkler lawn irrigation system

The mid-Atlantic states have enjoyed a warm, dry spring in 2016. Along with that, a hotter than average summer is predicted in the Washington, D.C. and Bethesda area, so keeping landscapes hydrated so they thrive in heat will become a top priority. Extended periods dry weather are especially difficult for established plants that don’t normally require supplemental water. Dry heat also turns lawns to … Read More

Curb Appeal: How To Make Your Home Stand Out!

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beautiful house from street with curb appeal

This is the time of year most homeowners begin thinking about their home’s curb appeal and how they can improve it to make their home stand out. Before summer plans blow away lawn and landscaping dreams, let’s take a look at some landscape tips where a little labor or investment can add up to big time curb appeal improvements! Luscious Lawn Care Aside … Read More

How To Get Brilliant, Non-Stop Color In Your Maryland Garden

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Astilbe flowering shrub

Spring is here and the garden beckons. Perhaps you have decided that this is the year you will have the perfect lawn and flowerbeds. Maybe you will add a winding walkway lined with non-stop color and ever-present blossoms in magnificent colors, blooming all summer long. Either way, it helps to know how to get non-stop color in your Maryland garden … Read More

It’s Spring! Get Your Maryland or Washington DC Yard Ready!

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box of pruned branches, spring cleanup

Spring cleaning is typically considered a time to open all the windows and thoroughly cleaning the interior of your house. Yet, Maryland and Washington DC yards, lawns and flower beds also need tending to at this time of year. Consider the following tips for how to get your yard ready this spring. Rake Gardens & Lawn Over the winter it is … Read More