Sea Container Pool Entertainment Area

Our clients from Woodbine, Maryland requested the design and construction of a new backyard entertainment area with the unique focus of integrating a conversation-piece swimming pool. The overarching goal was to create a space for friends and family to gather that was modern and clean to meet … Read More

We Love YEW and Other Favorite Hedging Plants

Around this time of year, we are thinking about YEWs. With all the leaves off the trees and all the perennials gone to bed, the evergreen shrubs take the cold winter months as time to show off. They provide structure for the garden throughout the rest of … Read More

Landscaping Rocks! …No, Seriously.

You're probably thinking this blog is going to talk all about why landscaping is a great investment and how wonderful it will look. But it's really all about actual landscaping rocks. Rocks can be incorporated into landscape design ideas in many ways, adding texture or functionality. Take … Read More

The Principles of Foundation Waterproofing

It's wintertime now and it's important to dress properly so that you can protect yourself from the elements. It may seem like a strange connection, but dressing appropriately for the cold reminded me of the principles that are applied when dealing with foundation waterproofing. Let me explain... Protecting a foundation is … Read More

Happy Holly-Days

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is decorating! We love seeing the houses that are lit up with colorful lights, stairways draped in evergreen garland, mistletoe hung in the doorway, and a beautiful Christmas tree at the center of it all! When it comes … Read More

Succulents are here to stay!

Succulents have been popular since about 2010 and they continue to be a steadfast décor element in fashion, the wedding industry, interior design, and landscape architecture. There are so many reasons to love succulents! They are easy to maintain and require less fuss than most other houseplants. … Read More

Fireworks, Freedom, & Flagstone

Summer is in full swing, and with July 4th quickly approaching, we're thinking outdoor living spaces, barbecues, and beautiful fireworks! What better way than to celebrate the national holiday than by relaxing on your flagstone patio, grilling, and kicking back with family and friends? Flagstone is a popular … Read More

Maybe It’s Time for New Outdoor Lighting

As you consider building or improving on your outdoor living spaces, remember that outdoor lighting is an essential part of the landscape. Outdoor lighting creates a “Wow!” factor when done correctly. Creating focal points and “layering” lighting can drastically change the impact of one’s property once the … Read More

Day Trip Series – Blooming Hill Gardens

Looking for a great way to kick off summer? Blooming Hill Gardens, located in Purcellville, Virginia, is the perfect place to do so! Blooming Hill is a small lavender farm of four acres set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 'farmlet' boasts over 600 beautiful … Read More