The best landscaping is often so good that you hardly notice its finer details—some topiaries seems to spring naturally from the grass, or flowers complement a house so nicely that they look as if they had always been there. The expert landscapers at Supreme Landscaping know how to do this deceptively difficult task. They accentuate the beauty of homes through expert garden and lawn work. They ensure grassy expanses are green and closely shaven, and that bushes grow into perfectly molded chess pieces.
The licensed and insured team at Abstract Landscapes takes an artistic approach to helping each yard reach its full potential, using services that run the gamut from maintenance to landscaping and materials delivery. During free consultations, the landscapers will walk with you around your property to go over every detail of the yard's makeover and chat about your budget, color preferences, and how to turn grass clippings into a delicious summer salad. The crew will then work with local nurseries to acquire plants such as shrubs and flowering bushes, which will finally bring your landscaping designs to life. Abstract Landscapes' crew also helps lawns maintain their current beauty. They can cut grass, re-seed dead areas, and fertilize lawn gnomes until they grow into department store Santa Clauses.
Holly, Woods and Vines bedecks its year-round garden center with a blossoming bevy of annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, and berries. Gild rooftop gardens with a scented selection of herbs and vegetables ($2.99/pot) or peruse HWV's assortment of colorful pottery, from 6-inch ceramics to human-sized terra-cotta grub salesmen. Co-owners John and Vanessa also furnish their grounds with a floral flotilla of mandevilla vines ($17.99–$59.99), tropical hibiscus ($7.99–$59.99), and a diverse selection of Japanese maples ($79.99+). HWV's well-educated staff can offer shoppers a treasure trove of gardening knowledge, including advice on proper planting procedures, soil amendment tips, and bird and bee couples counseling.
* $30 for lawn-aeration services for up to a quarter acre (a $65 value)
* $59 for lawn-aeration services for up to a half acre (a $130 value)
Landscapers use a power core plug aerator to make tiny holes in dense soil, allowing oxygen, water, fertilizers, and other vital nutrients to access plant roots with greater ease. The process also helps break up thatch and loosen tight soil so that root systems can thrive.
Fifth Season Gardening specializes in hydroponics, homebrewing, and organic gardening. Complete hydroponic systems can help hobbyists grow plants in any type of environment, and organic gardening supplies such as fertilizer and composters can maximize produce yields. Customers may also browse a wide selection of urban D.I.Y. products. Aside from serving as a go-to spot for garden items, Fifth Season Gardening boasts must-have supplies for homebrewers of all skill levels, from fresh hops and yeast, to cleaning accoutrements and educational books.
Hemmed into the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Bluemont, Virginia, family-run Great Country Farms spans 200 acres and is still growing. Here, the Zurschmeide family welcomes visitors to dip their toes into farm living on land that churns out produce including blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, and potatoes.
A multitude of attractions sprawl across the farm's grounds, from mazes to hayrides to a barnyard full of friendly cows, chickens, and pigs waiting for a handful of tasty feed or a blank check they can use to upgrade to the penthouse pen. Each season presents a variety of pick-your-own-produce opportunities as well as a full calendar of events at the farm, including Mother’s Day celebrations in the spring, barbecues in the summer, and a Cider Festival in the fall. When not hosting its own events, the farm opens its facilities to special gatherings such as weddings and birthdays.