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Did you know pruning flowering trees and shrubs at the wrong time of year may mean you won’t have any blooms next year?

Pruning at the right time of year not only helps the appearance of your shrubs and trees but can also help keep them healthy. Winter’s a good time to prune Butterfly Bush, Crape Myrtles, Privet, Juniper, and Yew.

If you’re not sure when or how to prune your landscape shrubs and trees, give us a call. We’ve been serving commercial and residential customers in Roanoke, Virginia, and the surrounding area for over 30 years. Put our experience to work for you. Call us at 772-4722 or contact us through our website for a free estimate.

#LandscapeMaintenance #LandscapePruning #PruningShrubs
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An outdoor fireplace or fire pit is a good way to extend the time you can spend out of doors either relaxing with family or entertaining friends.

We can install hardscape elements – such as outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, paver patios, retaining walls, etc. – even in cooler months (as long as the ground’s not frozen).

If you’d like to add the beauty and durability of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit to your outdoor living space, call us at 772-4722 or contact us through our website.

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Did you know fall is the best time of year to install sod?

As long as the ground isn’t frozen, we can install sod in fall and winter. With seasonal precipitation, there’s less watering for you to do and none of the heat of summer that can easily kill new turf.

Call 772-4722 or contact us through our website for a free estimate.
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Having trouble with shrubs taking over your home’s entrance, windows, walks, or driveway?

It’s not uncommon to see overgrown plants in foundation beds – Boxwoods, Yews, Hollies, etc. – blocking entryways or views out of windows, narrowing walkways or drives. Often, these landscape plants used in foundation beds are selected more for their evergreen foliage than for their mature size. Even if they have a slow growth rate, with enough time, these plants can easily outgrow the plant beds next to a house, drive, or walkway.

This detracts from the overall appearance of a property. Additionally, frequent pruning and shearing to reduce their size and keep them looking neat can be quite costly depending on the number of plants and how often they need to be cut back.

Consider replacing high-maintenance or overgrown plants with low maintenance alternatives. For example, Yews might look really good sheared and kept as small shrubs but these plants will need to be trimmed two or more times a year to keep them looking that way. Fortunately, there are shrubs offered in the nursery trade that keep a neat habit without being trimmed several times a year.

Need help replacing overgrown, high-maintenance plants? Give us a call at 772-4722 or visit us on our website for a free consultation and estimate today.

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Now is a great time to plan fall outdoor projects.

• SOD installation
• Over-seeding and/or aeration

• Installing NEW TREES or SHRUBS
• Seasonal clean-up (weeding, pruning, mulching, leaf removal)

HARDSCAPING: Such as adding:
• PAVER PATIO, WALKS, DRIVEWAYS or expanding existing features
• We also do MASONRY REPAIR on brick/paver porch stoops, walks, or driveways

Let us know if we can help you get your yard ready for the fall/winter season – call us at 772-4722 or visit us on our website.

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Need downed limbs or other landscape debris hauled off? We can remove and dispose of downed limbs, trees, or other landscape debris for you. Call us at 772-4722.

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Have an existing retaining wall that needs repair?

With time and weather, retaining walls can loosen and fall apart in whole or in part. It’s also possible that drainage may not have been properly addressed when the retaining wall was installed originally or that the drainage in the area of the wall has changed since it was put in.

Time and weather can also adversely impact other outdoor hardscaping such as stoops, steps, walks, and driveways.

If you need masonry repair on outdoor hardscape features (brick, stone, or paver), contact us through our website or give us a call at 772-4722 for a free estimate.

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Creating an attractive and functional design for a small landscape can be challenging.

A few things to consider when maximizing the space in a small landscape area:
• Before selecting plants or outdoor furniture, decide what use you would like to have from the space.
o Will it be used for dining, entertaining, outdoor games, relaxation, etc?
o How many people will use this space at one time?
o Will the space need shade, screening for privacy, etc?
• Once you’ve defined the use(s) of the space, the furniture, and the hard elements of your space, it’s time to consider the soft elements you’ll need to make the space more inviting. When selecting plants, be sure to check the mature size of each: What looks small at the nursery now could become a monster in a small space later.
• Where “floor” space is at a premium, select plants and other nonliving elements that are more upright than wide (or deep).
• In place of hedges or groups of shrubs, plant vines along fences or on a trellis.
• Keep hardscape elements in proportion to their use, the overall space, and to each other. This includes non-living elements such as patios, walkways, stone walls, etc. as well as the blocks or stones that make up these elements.

Need help designing a welcoming and functional plan for a small landscape area? Contact us on our website or call us at 772-4722 for a free consultation.

#LandscapeIdeas #LandscapeDesign
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Have drainage/erosion issues from all the rain we’re getting?

Do you have:
• Rainwater pooling under your house
• Water pooling in the same areas of your lawn or planting beds
• Gullies cut by stormwater runoff
• Soil or mulch washing out and accumulating on walks, patios, or driveways

We can customize a solution for your drainage/erosion issues with one or more of the following:
• Installing sub-surface drainage
• Grading/excavating
• Constructing retaining walls
• Installing stone or rock mulch
• Hydro-seeding
• Plant or sod installation

Call or contact us on our website for a free consultation and estimate today.

#DrainageErosion #RetainingWall #GradingExcavating
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Do you have concrete sidewalks with tripping hazards such as large cracks, raised areas, or missing sections?

You might consider replacing your existing concrete walks with flagstone or interlocking pavers. Flagstone offers a less formal appearance; interlocking pavers, with their geometric shapes, represent a more formal design element. Both are durable options and both are more attractive than plain poured concrete.

There are many styles, sizes, and colors of stone or pavers to choose from. You could choose to coordinate the materials of your new walkway with other stone or hardscape elements in your landscape or you could select a stone or paver that contrasts with the other materials. Either way, you’ve added more interest to your landscape.

If you have a design and style already in mind, our website has links to our stone and paver suppliers so you can choose the material, size, and color yourself. OR, if the options seem too daunting and you’re not sure what effect you want to go for, we can help with design and material selection as part of your free estimate.

If you’ve decided it’s time to get rid of your broken uneven walkway, and you know what you want to replace it with, give us a call for a free estimate. Not sure what you want to replace your walkway with exactly, but interested in a free consultation, call us at 772-4722 or contact us through our website.

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