Farmington Driveway

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Spring has sprung and the rains are holding off for today. Wrapping up a large hardscaping project in Charlottesville at Farmington.  A large rock needed to be jack-hammered out of the driveway to eliminate a hump. Now the driveway is significantly easier to maneuver and water runs off in an appropriate direction.

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Food For Pollinators

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

This spring as we’re all opening our gardens and selecting new plants for the season think of the pollinators. Some of the top flowers that are very beneficial are Bleeding Hearts, Peony’s, Jacob’s Ladder, Miss Kim Korean Lilac, and many more. Remember, plant plants that provide nectar and pollen. Nectar provides carbohydrates and pollen provides ...

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Landscape Career Day

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Tips | No Comments

Windridge Landscaping will be hosting our first annual Landscape Career Day on April 25. This gives us an opportunity to get the next generation engaged in careers that will be meaningful, connect with people, and can help the environment. Around 100 high school students will be visiting for a tour, demonstrations,  and a Q & ...

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Winter Watering

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

All plants are vulnerable to winter drought but new plants, especially evergreens, are extra susceptible and we are heading into winter well below normal rainfall for this time of year.  For example a 3 gallon boxwood needs approximately 3 gallons of water a month.  It would require rain for 3/4 of a day slow a ...

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Snow On Natural Stone Walls

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

These walls were built a few years ago but they always make me think of the first snow of the year. We hope everyone is ready and looking forward to a beautiful holiday season. We are busy finishing our pool project and look forward to some new pictures soon.

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A Pool With A View

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

There can be tough job sites to work at but the past couple weeks the guys have been lucky enough to work at a site with breathtaking views of our Virginia landscape.  We’re installing a new pool deck featuring Cambridge Ledgestone pavers. This finished project is going to be well worth the wait. Now’s the ...

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Grateful In November

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

As we prepare for the chill of winter, it gives us pause.  A time to be grateful. Grateful for the wonderful people that work for us and make what we do a pleasure. Grateful to our families for putting up with working when the sun is shining and resting when it’s raining.  Grateful to our ...

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Putting Our Plants To Bed

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

Did you know that it’s a good idea to water plants before a freeze because wet soil holds more heat than dry. Here at Windridge we’re lucky to be able to tuck our plants safely inside our green houses to keep them protected. A little effort in the fall can go a long way to ...

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Creative Landscaping

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

Landscaping can bring an area of your house to life that you once avoided. At this job we wanted to cleaned up an area around the rear entrance of the house. Sky Pencils are used in this setting because they are evergreen, vertical and will stay neat year round. Eventually they will provide the HVAC ...

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Reclaiming Your Space

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Tips | No Comments

Claiming unused space. That deck you built a few years ago with space underneath that isn’t really usable or safe. Using tiered retaining walls this family gained square footage that will soon become a patio and beds to plant in. Steep hills made for a challenging work environment but I think in the end it ...

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