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Fall Foliage -How To Manage Those Fallen Leaves

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: In The Yard

Although we Virginians love our autumn foliage—those vibrant reds, oranges and yellows!—we are all left to wonder, year after year: Just how are we going to deal with all of those leaves once they descend and cover our lawns and flowerbeds? Although a potentially daunting task, managing fallen leaves is important because the leaf cover [...]

LUSH LAWNS Trends in Irrigation

Jun 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: In The Yard

  Lawn irrigation systems are not just about creating a beautiful yard. Water conservation and the environment are forefront in the minds of landscapers and irrigation companies today. That means fabulous floribunda without a drop of water or moment of time wasted. “A lot of customers are asking for things that are going to conserve [...]

Explore options in fencing

Mar 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: In The Yard

By Mitzi B ible Victory in Vinyl Perhaps the latest trend in fencing—not available a half-century ago—is vinyl. Then durable material now used on many of the newly constructed homes in the area can be seen in everything from a safety fence around a pool to an ornamental garden fence. Jason Nuckols of Vinyl Porch [...]

Ever-Faithful, Ever-Lovely: Evergreens

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: In The Yard

by Patricia C Held There is nothing like an evergreen to provide year-round interest, color and texture in a garden. Loyal, steadfast and true, the evergreen can be “the backbone of your landscaping,” says Martha Dudley, retail manager at Rainfrost Nursery in Forest. When nothing else is green in the winter, they provide lush foliage [...]