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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Marshmallow Season Is Right Around The Corner

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Make your backyard an inspirational place to spend time with the family. Outdoor fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes, finding one to customize your space is what we do best. From carving a space out of a hillside, to defining areas in a vast backyard, Windridge would love to chat with you about what ...

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Resources Abound In Our Area

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

One of the most amazing things about our area is the volume of resources available to us.  That certainly hold true in the category of plants. Here are a few upcoming events to look forward to: Piedmont Master Gardener’s Lecture – Shade Gardening – October 13th Piedmont Mater Gardener’s Lecture – Preparing The Garden For ...

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One Thing To Watch For As You Prune

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Often seen east of the Mississippi River, Juniper Tip Blight is a fairly common disease found in younger or damaged plants. Blight can be avoided by using a mix of diverse and disease resistant plants which could include native species. If you must use them be sure to avoid shaded areas and space plants to ...

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Wintergreen Native Demo Garden

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Planting native is not only attractive but did you know that you’re creating a landscape that’s much easier to maintain.  It’s also a wonderful way to support the habitat of local pollinators.  The Nature Foundation at Wintergeen is a wonderful resource for residents in the area to learn more about the benefits of planting native.  ...

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In The Heat Of The Day

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

What to do in the heat of the day in Nelson County?  Take a nap in the sun of course! Our office cat Leroy decided he would nap in the very corner I was trying feverishly to clean out. Animals are top notch at Windridge Landscaping. We often have animal supervisors on the job site! ...

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Albemarle Stairs Make Navigating Easier

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Our project in Albemarle County continues with the addition of stairs on a steep slope.  The stone stairs will allow the property owners easy access to another plateau in the yard unlocking otherwise unused space. In some cases in-stair tread lighting is available for aesthetics and safety. Stairs offer the landscape an opportunity for creating ...

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Organic Landscape Makeover in Nelson

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

These Nelson County homeowners were looking for an organic landscape makeover for their backyard. The existing wooden deck was in need of replacement with a patio and there was a desire for tiered garden beds in the sloping yard. The seat walls are a Honeycut stone, the stair treads in Goldenrod. This installation took place ...

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