The benefits of winter landscape planning mean you can enjoy your outdoor living spaces during prime weather months

Maximizing Your Outdoor Space: The Benefits of Winter Landscape Planning

It’s winter here in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. You’re bundled up from the cold, and you can see the white puffs of your breath when you venture outside. The last thing on your mind is designing and improving your home landscape. We urge you to think again! There are several advantages to starting this… Read More

Plants for Wet Areas

Wet areas pose special problems in the landscape. However, there are many plants which may tolerate these poor drainage conditions. In wet areas, the addition of Meadows Farms Planting Mix will improve the soil composition and increase drainage. The following are plants recommended for wet areas. Trees Arborvitae Amlanchier Birch Cryptomeria Maples- Red, Autumn Blaze… Read More

Tips on Watering Your Plants

The main reason that plants die is because they are either given too much or too little water. With the poor draining, heavy clay soil in our area it is especially important to improve drainage at planting time to prevent moisture problems. The following tips should help to ensure the success of your plants. Remember… Read More

Vacationing with Plants

Home, Sweet Home!! Vacations are great, but it’s always nice to pull up in front of your own place and see… UH-OH… flower stalks bent to the ground with thirst? A brown mat of straw for a front lawn? A big decorative pot full of sticks? Wait a minute – with all that vacation prep,… Read More


Rhododendrons are one of the most popular spring-blooming plants available. These plants are very hardy in our area and once established will grow profusely with very little maintenance required. Rhododendrons do best in moist, rich, well-drained soil that gets full sun to full shade. Planting Rhododendrons Dig a hole twice the width and one half… Read More

Rain Gardening: Let it Rain!

By: Designer Jennifer Whalley Rain gardening is not a new term for planting in the rain, but instead the latest craze in the landscape industry. It’s the creation of beautiful backyard gardens that have the added bonus of improving our environment and our water quality. Interested? Please, read on. A rain garden is a landscape system… Read More


Summer Flowering Bulbs

Spring is the season to think summer-flowering bulbs—everything from exotically fragrant lilies to ever-blooming shade-loving begonias. There is such a wide variety of sizes, shapes and color from which to choose—and some are even deer and vole resistant! Dahlias (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder) First on the pest-resistant list are Dahlias. They have something to… Read More