(Sergio Peçanha/Illustration for The Washington Post) Recently, we learned the Why about replacing some of our lawn space with native plantings in a piece by Dan Zak of the Washington Post that featured our own Edamarie Mattei. Now we get the...Read more
Shrink your lawn. Save the planet.
Many thanks to Dan Zak of the Washington Post for the beautifully-written article about Americans’ changing attitudes toward their lawns. Even better, it features our own Edamarie Mattei sharing her thoughts about both her...Read more
Compost tea please!
Did you know that in a single tablespoon of soil there are more soil organisms than there are humans on this planet? Or that there are 5,000 different types of bacteria in a single gram of soil? Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the...Read more
Backyard Bounty has a new horticulturist!
Dear Backyard Bounty community, Thank you for everything you are doing in your garden to preserve habitat, create beautiful outdoor living spaces, manage stormwater, and increase native plantings. Backyard Bounty is honored to be part of your...Read more
Time the rethink the American Lawn
Changing turf to habitat under a large tree – Before and After Turfgrass lawns are needy beasts. If someone offered you a plant that required pruning every week, aerating, overseeding and fertilizing every growing season, stayed a plain...Read more
Leave the Leaves!
Leaf fall is one of nature’s most efficient recycling mechanisms. By leaving your leaves in your garden, the nutrients that went into creating those leaves during the spring and summer are returned to your soil during fall and winter. This...Read more
Software is great, but listening is better
We were glad to be featured in this article about the design process in Total Landscape Care this month. Happy Vectorworks customer!Read more
Workshop in Petworth coming soon!
Indoor & Outdoor Entertaining: Making Your Spaces Function & Flow Tuesday, May 15 | 7-8:30pm Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Avenue NW) | Lower Level Meeting Room We’re really looking forward to presenting with Amber Harris of At Home...Read more
‘We’ve been changing the landscapes we inhabit for millennia, and, these days, our reach is truly global. Inhale. That breath has 36 more molecules of carbon dioxide than it did in 1750.’ -p.2 Rambunctious Garden by Emma Marris...Read more
Value and cost of landscape projects
Here’s a helpful graphic to explain what you gain and what you can anticipate spending for professional landscaping at your home. Landscape Value and CostsRead more
Backyard Bounty Gardens on Brookside Garden Tour
DC area folks: Come explore the Turner and Grefsheim gardens, both designed and installed by Backyard Bounty, on the Brookside Gardens tour this Saturday. Private Gardens of Montgomery County Tour Visit some of the most faulous private gardens in...Read more
Generally, a pergola goes over a patio, and there is a confidence that comes when you design within general rules. This one is designed to link patio to lower level woodlands with a mulched seating area beneath. I left the job site after the...Read more