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Rejuvenation Pruning

Rejuvenation Pruning

Do you have a shrub that’s so overgrown that it’s growing into your house, impeding on a walkway, or growing into other plants?  Before removing the shrub, consider rejuvenation pruning.  There are two types of rejuvenation pruning.  The first type, extensive rejuvenation pruning, is the practice of cutting the whole shrub to a height of 4-10 inches.  After the cut, the shrub will immediately start growing new, healthy, vigorous...

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Summer Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care

After the spring growing season, summer brings quite a bit of stress to lawn grasses. Not only are the heat and drought damaging, but we want our lawns lush and green for outdoor activities. By understanding and respecting the seasonal changes of turf grasses, you can take steps to care gently for your lawn as the mercury rises.  Once temperatures get into the 80s and above, lawns will begin to struggle a little. Growth will slow, color may...

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How Can I Utilize My Sloped or Uneven Back Yard?

How Can I Utilize My Sloped or Uneven Back Yard?

Very often in this area (Northern Virginia) home owners have a lot of back yard that they can not utilize due to steep slopes or uneven grades.  Some problems may also be due to washed out or eroded areas that just can not support new plantings or grass. Retaining walls are a great way to correct those issues and create a whole new usable outdoor space. There are many types and styles of retaining wall that can be constructed to meet the...

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Do you have Drainage problems?

Do you have Drainage problems?

Have you noticed any of the following on your property: Puddling in the Yard & Landscape Wet & Soggy areas by the Sidewalk or Walkways Soil runoff & Erosion Development Drainage Problems can be very damaging to your property.  They can cause wet basements and mold.  In addition, it can also cause lawn and plants to suffer from fungal disease and rot. While many people notice a drainage issue when there is a huge puddle in the...

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Should I Remove my Tree?

Should I Remove my Tree?

Should I Remove my Tree?   Tree removal is done for many reasons.  The most likely being that the tree is dead or a hazard.  Sometimes it is merely because it is unattractive or ugly.  Most trees add color and curb appeal to our properties.  So when and how do we know it is the right decision to remove a tree?   Obviously we notice problems with our trees before or after a storm with high winds.  However, an annual inspection of your...

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Capital Home Show This Weekend!

Capital Home Show This Weekend!

  Come out and join us at the Capital Home Show this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center.   We will be located in booth 821, so stop by and take a look at our display featuring EP Henry pavers and a firepit! Don’t forget to talk with our friendly staff about setting up an estimate! Join us and get inspired!   Show dates and hours: Friday, September 21                 10am – 9pm Saturday, September 22        ...

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