Jeff Howe Named President of the VSLD

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers (VSLD) includes over ninety Certified Landscape Designers who have demonstrated competency in design, plant suitability, and graphic communication. Certified Designers must also fulfill annual continuing education requirements. This statewide group of professional designers is an excellent resource to utilize when beginning to plan your landscape. A well planned & easily maintained landscape ...

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Company Team Members Attend Piedmont Landscape Association Seminar

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

This past Thursday marked the 36th annual Piedmont Landscape Association (PLA) Seminar in Charlottesville, Virginia, held at the Paramount Theater located on the Downtown Mall. Several members of the Windridge Team were able to attend. It is a perpetual company goal to not only keep current with popular landscaping trends, but also broaden our professional knowledge base, keeping ...

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Better Than Crape Myrtle

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

It is undeniable that Crape Myrtles exploded on to the scene over the past decade. They seem to be planted everywhere in the Piedmont Region of Virginia. Due to the over planting of this decorative tree we are seeing a resurgence in Crape Myrtle Tip Blight. Crape Myrtle Tip Blight results from a fungus that causes ...

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Flowers in Winter

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Who says you can’t have flowers in the landscape in Nelson County Winter?! A beautiful Witch Hazel can bring a winter surprise to your yard. The Jalena Witch Hazel, pictured brings a whisper of Spring with its blossoms in the midst of Winter. There are several species available that bloom at staggered times, some of ...

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A Tree Nerd Runs Into Friends

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

On a recent trip to Baltimore for MANTS, the Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, our arborist, purchaser, and estimator extraordinaire Jennifer Hughes was fortunate enough to meet two of her heroes. On the left is Micheal Dirr, professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia and author of the infamous Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, ...

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Hands On Event For High School Students

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Last year in the spring Windridge Landscaping took the opportunity to host a Career Day for 50 local high school students in the hopes of getting them excited about the possibilities for jobs in the field. With help from Creation Appreciation, Edible Landscapes, Allied Concrete & Eagle Bay Hardscapes, we were able to show the ...

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Winter Weather Can Be Hard On Trees

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Ice covered trees could be spotted all over our area yesterday. If one of your favorite trees is covered in ice here are a few things to remember: do not shake limbs as this can cause them to snap, if a limb does break have it removed and the stub properly cut as soon as ...

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Enjoying The Fall Color

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Abundant rain has given us fall landscape colors that we don’t often see. Native plants can provide this color consistently since they are used to the area. Grasses can provide color and texture well into the winter. Some of our favorites include Little Bluestem, Broomsedge, and Muhly Grass. If you see a plant you like, ...

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Winter Is The Time To Install An Outdoor Living Space

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

The canvas is bare and the bones are exposed. Winter is a great time to install an outdoor living space. Water run off and drainage issues are easily exposes and can be remedied with the outdoor landscape and hardscape installation. All of the dirty work can be done in the winter so your new landscape ...

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Fall Is Bulb Planting Season

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Although daffodils come to mind the number of bulbs available to plant is amazing. Our friends at brentandbeckysbulbs.com have a stunning assortment and their website is full of wonderful information.  My favorite bulb to plant this time of year isn’t of the flowering variety though, …it’s garlic. Doesn’t take up a whole lot of space ...

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