Year Round Color

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Color in your garden can come in all shapes and sizes and is a wonderful way to express your personality.  From peaceful corners with splashes of white, to vibrant accents that will cheer you year round.

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On A Hardscaping Roll

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

It may be a rainy Friday here in Nelson County but the Windridge Team has been hustling all week to bring this absolutely beautiful hardscaping job in Nellysford near completion. We wanted to share some pictures that demonstrate the process that needs to be followed to properly install a patio & freestanding seat wall. Our client wanted to create ...

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It’s Pool Time!!!!!

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Fire up the grill and open the pool because Summer is here! There is so much stay at home fun to be had with your family & friends when you create your own private oasis in your backyard. We have helped numerous clients over the years expand, replace, and upgrade their pool decks. This experience has led ...

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Instant Gratification With Grass

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

When it comes to landscaping instant gratification is often an expectation that our clients express, and we strive meet & balance this expectation. Nothing finishes out a project quite like new sod around a fresh hardscape or landscaping bed. Sod is a wonderful alternative for those who do not have the option to seed. Laying sod also allows for turf ...

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Time For Summer Annuals!

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

It is officially time for summer annuals here in the Piedmont Region of Virginia. Our last average frost date is May 5th. Although we promote sustainable and native plants we also recognize the enjoyment that a seasonal pop of color can bring. The trick is to choose the right annuals for the right place and ...

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Spring Is For Hardscaping

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

It is safe to say that Spring is in full swing and so are we! Everyone has to agree that there has been no shortage on beautiful weather here of recent. It is the time of year that makes anyone find any excuse to go outside. Everybody seems to have a list of plants that they are on the hunt ...

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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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