Tree Risk Assessment At McCormick Farm

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Windridge Landscaping was asked to put on a Tree Risk Assessment Lab for about a dozen Urban Forestry Students by their professor Billy Newman. Our ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist & Qualified Tree Risk Assessor (TRAQ) on staff, Jennifer Hughes volunteered to lead the lab and introduce the students to the ISA methodology for ...

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How NOT To Mulch

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

  Nothing grinds our gears here at Windridge like seeing mulch piled up like volcanoes of death against the trunk of a tree. Several of us on staff regularly admit to excavating around the root collars on these trees because we feel morally compelled to do so. Landscape Contractors are in a unique position, we literally ...

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Spring Lawn Care

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Raking is the first trick of the trade, thatch that is too thick won’t allow your lawn to breath. Aerating is next, compaction of the soil is hard to avoid in Virginia and aerating is the key to getting air and nutrients to the roots. During this process it’s an ideal time to do 2 ...

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Ways To Increase Nesting Habitat for Native Pollinators

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Recent research suggests that pollinators do better in urban environments, yet these mowed, mulched, and managed landscapes frequently lack a sufficient amount of nesting habitat. Here are a few simple ways to provide them with their ‘Dream Home’. Provide Habitat With Plants: 30% of our native bees lay their eggs in cavities – holes in ...

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Laying Paths Through The University of Virginia

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

Our team has been hard at work once more at the University of Virginia. We were invited back yet again to assist in the restoration of the historic brick walkways that lead to the infamous Lawn at UVA. It is no small task to lay new, historically accurate brick next to buildings that have stood since The University’s ...

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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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