New Home, New Patio

Posted by on Dec 4, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

The cold didn’t slow us down this week. We seized the opportunity to install a lovely patio at a new home located in Ruckersville. It is rewarding for us to assist a homeowner in adding the finishing outdoor touches to their place once the house has been constructed. (Pictured above is the finished product, below the before pic.) The colors in this patio go perfectly ...

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Fresh Annuals for Fall

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

Despite the very rainy weather this week we were able to freshen up our entrance with some super snazzy fall annuals. Over the years we have found that Violas are much hardier & robust than Pansies in our area. They are also edible & can really jazz up a dish when used as a topping for ...

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Street Trees Are Important

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

We participate in a wide range of projects at both the residential & commercial levels. From hardscape to landscape, drainage improvements to pools, the outdoor projects that we don’t tackle are few & far between. We had the opportunity this fall to participate in a beautiful project that serves the community at large. We were tasked ...

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Are You Sure You Know Ragweed?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

Every year in late August through October, hay fever sufferers everywhere have sneezing attacks caused by pollen from Ragweed. Many people often confuse Ragweed and Golden Rod and blame both for their allergic reactions. Ragweed is the culprit and not Goldenrod. Even though they both bloom at roughly the same time, they are completely different ...

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Leroy Makes It Happen

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

I don’t know about you, but I instantly warm to a business that has an office pet. There is just something special about a place that recognizes the importance of animals & makes room for the right ones. Windridge is such a place and we have a grand cat. Leroy has been with the company ...

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The Plant That Kills Birds

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

Now we all know this shrub Nandina, Sacred Bamboo or Heavenly Bamboo. No 90’s yard was complete without it. Thankfully it has fallen drastically from favor in recent years. The newer  “improved” cultivars have failed to preform in the landscape. Nandina domestica is found in most landscaping mixes in yards, parks, hospital grounds, and other locations. Its bright ...

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Identifying & Managing Aster Yellows

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

When walking by one of your garden beds there are many things to be on the lookout for besides beauty. The images in these pictures documents one of the classic symptoms of “Aster Yellows”. These Purple Coneflowers (above) display some of the most dramatic evidence of this non-fatal, but potentially prolific disease. Secondary flower heads emerging from ...

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Drainage Improvements Don’t Have To Be Ugly

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

We have been experiencing ever increasingly strange weather patterns over the past several years, and you don’t need to be a Climatologist or Environmental Science Major to be aware of it. After weeks of no rain it has returned with a vengeance! We received over 3″ in 30 minutes the afternoon of July 30th alone. That’s an ...

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Made In The Shade On The Mountain

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

Summer Heat is the buzz word of the week! You almost can’t turn any direction without someone mentioning how hot it is, and the pop up thunderstorms are a daily reminder that Summer is in full swing. We lucked out this week, not only in getting the opportunity to work in close proximity of the ...

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Caterpillar Season

Posted by on Jul 16, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

The caterpillars have arrived! Over the years we have pushed to install native plants on projects whenever possible, and has extended to our office here in Afton. This morning our office cat, Leroy drew our attention to our patch of Common Milkweed (which is surprisingly fragrant). Upon further inspection we discovered that the Milkweed Tussock Moth ...

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