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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Overlaying Concrete

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

Did you know that you can overlay most poured concrete? While scored & stamped concrete can look nice in our area for a while, over time it will crack and resettle leaving gaps & uneven surfaces. Leaving you to spend that money you saved on the front end on fixing something that didn’t last the amount ...

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Landscaping Is Essential

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

As a small local business Windridge is doing everything we possibly can to keep our staff employed while providing an even safer work environment, adhering to new safety guidelines. We are working from outside on our farm, remotely from work trucks, and keeping as few as possible in the office. Everyone, including our crews, are practicing social distancing. We are ...

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Annuals & Perennial Plants Create Winter Interest

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

It’s obvious Virginia has entered the dead of winter, and we are all visually starving for ‘proof of life’ in the yard. It can be depressing to be cooped up inside, trying to stay toasty warm, only to leave the house with nothing pretty to look at along the way. True, that we live in one of ...

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Trade Show Time

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

The decision was made to kick off the new year with a trip to Baltimore to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS). This year was a little extra special as the event was celebrating its 50th year, which is rather remarkable. Exhibitors & Attendees come from all over the world to participate in the biggest Nurseryman Trade Show ...

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Time For A Little Fun

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

The crew took a little time a couple of Fridays ago to come together as a company in our off time to celebrate this unique productive, busy year we have had. Our typical company parties have always had us seated at a long table, with steak in front of us, and concluded with a hearty ...

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Otto Luyken & Schip Laurels Are NOT The Answer

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

A flowering evergreen shrub that likes full sun is a bit of a unicorn in our region. Numerous ‘wonder shrubs’ have been marketed into favor only to fail in the landscape. Cold Hardy Camellia & Gardenia we find are not so hardy and fall short of their marketed promise. Even Japanese Hollies (Ilex crenata) have permanently crossed ...

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Time To Volunteer

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

We took some time on this Friday to honor a client and dare I say friend. We met John Lloyd around the first of the year, instantly bonding over a passion for trees. You can tell a lot by a person based on their favorite tree and John had a passion for Black Gum & ...

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Why Winter & Spring Pruning is Best

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

There’s something about the beginning of the fall season that makes people eager to start pruning. Perhaps it is the onset of winter? Or Perhaps it’s all the raking and mulching that has people going overboard in their yard? But before you start pruning your trees and shrubs, you may want to tune in to what the landscape ...

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Late Season Color

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Tips | No Comments

Late summer doesn’t have to mean a loss of interest in your garden.  Even with dryer than normal conditions this year plants can offer color, texture and interest. By planting native species less water and valuable resources are used and habitat is provided for local wildlife.

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