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The Complete Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Lighting

Implementing a professionally designed landscape feature is one of the best things you can do to improve your home’s daytime appearance and atmosphere. And to carry over those same aesthetic benefits to the evening and nighttime, outdoor lighting is the perfect solution.

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Conserve Water and Reduce Maintenance With Drought Tolerant Species

Updated 7/13/2018 with additional resources

Dealing with drought is one of the toughest parts of maintaining an outdoor landscape, especially in notoriously dry areas like northern and southwestern Virginia. Without regular showers, you’re often forced to water your landscape by hand, which can be time consuming and costly.

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Everything You Should Know About Fertilization: Lawns, Shrubs, and More

Have you ever found yourself confused with how to fertilize your lawn and outdoor plants? If so, you should know that the process isn’t as hard as it seems. With some basic guidance and a little work, you can give your plants everything they need to thrive and grow beautifully. Use our total guide to fertilization in order to care for your lawn, trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials.

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Outdoor Fire Elements: Which is Best for You?

When the sun starts setting early and the evenings get cool and crisp, folks often consider adding a fire feature to their outdoor living space. There are several different types of fire features that can provide warmth, ambience, and beauty to any outdoor space.

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Deicing Salt can Damage your Concrete

Magnesium chloride and Calcium chloride are two common salts whose ions react with the calcium hydroxide and calcium silicate hydroxide which do the binding in concrete. Another common deicer is Rock salt (halite) which is basically sodium chloride and is much less reactive with concrete.

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...Andrew's designs are beyond my wildest dreams.  People stop and ask us who did our patio.  His attention to detail and his knowledge of how all the trades fit in is beyond anything I have seen on other projects I have done over the years.  It is beautiful during the day, but at night, when the landscape lights come on, it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Lorrie- Bumpass, VA