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Native Plants for Wildlife

Bees are typically an insect that we think of as a pest but they are so much more than that.  They are crucial to our well bee-ing and the vitality of our landscaping.  Studies in 2015 showed that 9% of bees and butterflies are facing extinction and we would like to help you save the bees, insects, and all our natural wildlife here in Hampton Roads.  One of the ways we can do that is with Native plants.  With the population in our area growing and natural habitats declining it is time we do our part to preserve the ecosystem.  Join with us and let’s help save the bees and butterflies in our area.

Fire Pits and Fire Places

Fire pits and fire places have become a hot commodity as the go-to entertainment feature in outdoor living spaces. There’s just something about sitting around a warm fire with a drink while spending quality time with friends and family. All that comes with a choice that must be made while planning to add a fire pit or place to your outdoor space. Both gas and wood fire pits have their place in landscape design, but which one is right for you? Which one checks all the boxes on your dream list? Let us help you make the decision planning the design of your outdoor living space.

Shoreline Restoration

While waterfront properties are wildly growing more popular it’s even more important that we do our part to keep our shores stable.  Erosion is when land is worn away and in our case replaced by water.  We are losing acreage, fish habitats, oyster beds, and the earth’s natural way of filtering water run off before it enters our oceans, lakes, bays, and canals. There are many ways to preserve our natural shorelines and still make your property look beautiful. What are the best options when it comes to shoreline restoration and preserving your property?

Winter Indoor Plant Care

Winter Indoor Plant Care

Bringing a plant or two indoors may help improve your life, whether it is by increasing the oxygen in the air, purifying the air, adding humidity over the dry winter, or by bringing up your mood just bringing some beauty inside. Even if you only bring them in over the winter there are many benefits to indoor plants. You may be reluctant to have indoor plants because you aren’t sure how to care for them properly.  Let us help you!

Winter Yard Clean Up

Winter Yard Clean Up

We may not see snow but once a year, our children and animals love to play in it but most in Hampton Roads despise it. 

Living in here means that late winter might bring ice and snow. To protect ourselves from falling we use a variety of methods to prevent ice and snow from sticking to our sidewalks and driveway. Rock salt, ice melt, and any other de-icing supplements you use help protect you and your family can cause damage to your plants and yard. We are not suggesting that you shouldn’t use them but we want to help protect your green spaces too. As winter will soon come to a close there are some things we should be doing to help get ready for warm weather. Start by removing any remnants from the edges of your yard and picking up any liter or debris that may have landed in your yard.

Our Drainage Stories

Our Drainage Stories

Living in Hampton Roads you or someone you know is bound to have drainage issues. Let’s face it we’re only a few feet, if that, above sea level and there is not a whole lot of places for our storm water to go. We want to take some time to tell you about some interesting drainage problems we have run into in the past and how we have fixed them.  Living in Hampton Roads you or someone you know is bound to have drainage issues. Let’s face it we’re only a few feet, if that, above sea level and there is not a whole lot of places for our storm water to go. We want to take some time to tell you about some interesting drainage problems we have run into in the past and how we have fixed them.  

How Much Return on Investment Can You Expect From Your Curb Appeal?

How Much Return on Investment Can You Expect From Your Curb Appeal?

You want to get the most bang for your buck when it is time to put your home on the market. There will be things you have to do; such as fixing the leak under the sink that you just haven't had time to deal with; and things you should do, such as ensuring the outside of your home is memorable and attracts potential buyers in the initial phase of their home search.

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