What’s Bugging your Garden?

Anyone with a green thumb will tell you that pest issues are inevitable. Here are some tips to help you identify some common pests in your garden. Keep a close eye on your garden so you can catch and combat these pests before they do some real damage. While there are chemical insecticides on the market, and available at Patuxent Nursery, that can control and kill intruders, there are organic and preventative measures that can be taken.
Better your Backyard Design with Water Features and Water Gardens

Better your Backyard Design with Water Features and Water Gardens

Imagine for a second; you’re sitting back on your lounge with the sun going down; no sound but the water cascading from your waterfall. There is something exceptionally tranquil about the presence of water in a landscape area. Creating this perfect getaway is much easier than you think, and does not have to break the bank.
Tips for Building and Maintaining Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Tips for Building and Maintaining Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Tips for Building and Maintaining Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits After months of work, you finally have the backyard of your dreams. Maybe you’ve paved a new patio and set out chairs perfect for relaxing in, or maybe you’ve landscaped an immaculate garden and draped glowing string lights from trees. But despite everything, once night falls, guests wander inside. As the months grow cooler, less time is spent enjoying your hard work. You need something to draw conversation back outside, and nothing is quite as attractive as an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.…continue reading →
How to Build a Retaining Wall

How to Build a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is used for supporting soil and allows you to maintain soils at two different levels. While retaining walls are considered structural, there is no reason they can’t be an attractive element in your landscape. These walls can be constructed from different materials, such as pressure treated timbers or segmental blocks. A basic block retaining wall relies on its own mass to hold back the soil behind it. A lot of block options have a lip on the back that allows for the wall to set back into the hillside for additional strength of…continue reading →
Should You DIY Your Paver Patio?

Should You DIY Your Paver Patio?

You're a weekend DIY warrior and you're ready for your next project. With warm weather approaching, you're mulling over the idea of installing a new paver patio. There are a ton of articles online with instructions for getting this job done. While you certainly can do it yourself, the bigger question is, should you? Your new paver patio will enhance your outdoor living space so you can entertain family and friends and spend more time outdoors. But, putting in your own patio is NOT a weekend project. Shoveling, planning, designing, selecting pavers, hiring…continue reading →