Perennials – Practically Perfect Plants to Liven Up Your Landscape

Perennials – Practically Perfect Plants to Liven Up Your Landscape

If you are looking for a way to dress up your landscape that doesn't cost a fortune, doesn't require a whole new design, and isn't super high maintenance - perennials are just the thing.  Perennials are durable and diverse plants that can provide four seasons of color to any landscape - new or mature. What Makes Perennials a Powerful Addition to the Landscape? Perennials work in so many different situations and they just go and go and go.  They are like the Energizer Bunny of the landscape.  Shade or blistering sun...drought tolerant or soggy soil…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #22: Showy Winter Plants for the Landscape

Green Peace of Mind Tip #22: Showy Winter Plants for the Landscape

The idea of "showy winter plants" sounds like an oxymoron. After all, this time of year, grass is dormant, the trees are bare, and it's usually dark when we go to work and when we come home. Are there really plants that bring life and color to an otherwise dull winter landscape? Of course there are! Vibrant berries, exotic bark, and unique foliage color are the stars of a winter landscape, and we have the list to prove it. Trees Betula nigra 'Heritage' - River Birch Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple Hammamelis virginiana…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #13: 5 Tips for Choosing a Commercial Landscaping Company

Green Peace of Mind Tip #13: 5 Tips for Choosing a Commercial Landscaping Company

With all the commercial landscaping companies out there, how do you choose the right one in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area? Don’t despair, we’ll help you weed through the good, the bad and the ugly so you can find the perfect landscape contractor for your property. Here are 5 tips for choosing a commercial landscaping company that is right for your property. 1. Be sure the contractor offers the services you require A common misconception is that all commercial landscapers offer basically the same services but this is not the…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #3: Curb Appeal: Why it Matters for Property Managers and Business Owners

Green Peace of Mind Tip #3: Curb Appeal: Why it Matters for Property Managers and Business Owners

When trying to attract new residents, businesses or customers to your residential apartment complex or shopping center, curb appeal is something that should be top of mind. Many people think of it in regards to residential homes, as in, "oh that house is nice" from the street view. But property managers of commercial properties or apartment complexes should care as well. What is curb appeal? Curb appeal is what potential customers and clients see when they approach your business or complex, or your first impression. The better your curb appeal, the better initial…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #24: 5 Reasons You Need a Landscape Master Plan

Green Peace of Mind Tip #24: 5 Reasons You Need a Landscape Master Plan

Landscaping that continues to provide curb appeal, and more importantly increases the value of your property year after year is the ultimate goal of a master plan. They summarize and purposefully outline what needs to be done, how much it will cost and when it should happen. Landscape Master Plans are essentially the road map to a successful landscape. With spring right around the corner, the landscape will soon be awakening from its winter hibernation. Trees and shrubs transform from bare skeleton-like forms to beautiful green clouds of leaves, perennials and groundcovers poke…continue reading →