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Serving Loudoun County, Washington, D.C.
& Surrounding Metro Area Since 2005
Call Today For a Free Landscape Consultation:
540.338.7190
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Gorgeous garden at newly opened Purcellville pub

One of Wildwood Landscape's recent garden projects at West End Wine Bar & Pub includes plants that attract our needed pollinators. This garden includes moonbeam coreopsis, Russian sage, echinacea, dianthus, catmint, swamp milkweed and Joe-pye weed among others.For...

The Challenges of Water Features

Check out the article in today's (July 27th's) Washington Post Real Estate Section, The do’s and don’ts of back yard aquatic installations. The article describes how "Washington-area homeowners are using waterfalls, fountains and ponds to provide them a respite from...

New Masonry Work!

Here is a recent example of our stone-masonry work; a new outdoor fireplace for a great client in Arlington, Virginia. See many more photos on our Facebook page!

Success at Leesburg’s Flower & Garden Fest

We are pleased to announce that our farm-to-fork exhibit won the "Best Overall Presentation" award at the 2013 Leesburg Flower & Garden fest! Thank you to everyone who made the weekend a success! Read more in this week's Leesburg Today, click here!

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Freeze Alert: How to Protect Your Young Trees

Submitted by admin on 
Fri, 03/10/2017

A lot of beautiful spring blossoms emerged during the latest unseasonably warm weather. A hard freeze is forecast tonight. Here are some tips from Canopy.org to help protect your trees:

Protect your trees and plants

  • Cover susceptible trees and plants with burlap, sheets, tarps, etc., that extend to the ground to trap in the earth’s accumulated warmth. Use a frame or stakes to minimize contact between the cover and the foliage.
  • Bring potted plants and trees to more protected locations.

Keep plants well-watered:

  • Moist soil will absorb more solar radiation than dry soil, and will re-radiate heat during the night.
  • If you have a large tree that needs protection, running sprinklers at the coldest time of the day (usually between 4:00AM and 6:00AM) can give it a slight edge.The strategy makes use of latent heat released when water changes from liquid to a solid. When ice crystals form on the leaf surface they draw moisture from the leaf tissue.
  • The damage from this dehydration will be less severe if the plant is not already drought-stressed.

Advanced Planning for Freeze

  • Remove turf/weeds from under trees’ canopies—bare soil absorbs and reflects heat best.
  • Wood chip mulch prevents soil moisture loss and insulates roots.
  • Plant frost-sensitive plants near sources of reflective heat (like buildings, walls, etc).
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