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Celebrate National Arbor Day – Consider Planting a Tree

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Spring has finally arrived and with it perfect weather for planting a tree. National Arbor Day reminds us of the many benefits of trees — reducing pollution and stormwater runoff to lowering our energy consumption. Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has an easy step-by-step guide for tree planting or give us a...

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Today is Earth Day!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Today is Earth Day!

As you enjoy this wonderful spring day, can you spare a few moments to find at least one simple way to make a difference saving energy or protecting the environment?    Organized by the Earth Day Network, ‘A Billion Acts of Green’ is an international effort by individuals and organizations aiming to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability. Take a look at the many options and see what you can do! http://www.earthday.org/takeaction/    Earth Day Network says, “Together, these actions add up to something...

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Read Yard Renovation Feedback

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

            “We are extremely pleased with the results of our backyard renovation. It was a pleasure working with a skilled group of professionals. Thank you and we look forward to working with you again in the future!” ~ Peggy, Silver...

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Careful of those spring plants!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

We hope you’ve enjoyed the beautiful weather the last several days. Tomorrow is expected to be close to 70 degrees but the temperature will drop rapidly with a low of 30 expected! If you’ve been working in your garden, either cover your plants or bring them inside to protect them from the...

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Advice About Mulching

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

With this warmer weather finally settling in, I think most of us are eager to be getting back out into our yards.  This is the time of year when we evaluate our yard for the coming year and spruce things up by mulching the planting beds.  Please remember, while there are many benefits to applying mulch to your beds, there are 3 key things to remember. 1)  Try to keep the thickness of your mulch layer to about 1.5-2”.  Applying 3” or more can be unhealthy for the plants and doesn’t allow for the proper decomposition process to take...

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A few words from a recent client…

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A few words from a recent client…

“… I had a very negative experience with a contractor so I was hesitant to start such a big project with a new contractor. However, my friend highly recommended J&G and my expectations were exceeded!! I am very happy with my new yard and so are the dogs!!” ~ McCain Residence, Gaithersburg ...

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Signs of Spring

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Signs of Spring

It’s not necessarily just the Daffodils, Azaleas and Cherry trees that indicate that Spring is here.  Take a moment to notice the beauty of our larger trees blooming, too!  Driving along our streets and highways you can see the red blossoms of the Red Maple and the yellow-green blossoms of the Sugar Maple as well as...

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Understanding Paving Options for Your Landscape

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hardscaping is a big investment in your landscape plan but one that is worth it! If you are thinking about hardscaping and need some baseline information, you can read about different material types here. http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/paving/ It’s a great starting...

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