Land Art Blog Archive

Highlights of 2016 (December 31, 2016)

A few Land Art transformations completed in 2016. More . . .

Mission Accomplished in Arlington (December 13, 2016)

We completed this transformation of a nice landscape in Arlington to a great one for a long-time Land Art client. More . . .

Land Art is in the Top 100 Home & Design Portfolio (November 28, 2016)

We are honored to be among the Home & Design 100 Top Designers More . . .

Winter Container Ideas That Will Ease You Into Outdoor Holiday Decorating (November 25, 2016)

Keep those outdoor containers pretty with some winter-hardy additions. More . . .

One Festive Centerpiece for The Holiday Season (November 18, 2016)

Pick up a few things on your next hike for a festive centerpiece. More . . .

October Garden Guide (October 18, 2016)

Ornamental grasses add movement and light to any landscape. More . . .

Ornamental Grasses: Seasons of Beauty (October 06, 2016)

Ornamental grasses add movement and light to any landscape. More . . .

Gorgeous Fall Gardens (September 22, 2016)

Perk up those drought-ravaged pots to enjoy this fall and plan for next fall's garden. More . . .

Savoring September: Garden Guide for the Turning Season (September 8, 2016)

Savor the last warm days and the abundance of your garden then start planning for the big wind-down in October. More . . .

Modern Gardens are Cool (September 1, 2016)

A contemporary home demands a landscape that reflects the minimalism of modern style. More . . .

Dining Al Fresco - Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Kitchen (August 9, 2016)

Outdoor dining has come a long way from the days of the Weber Kettle grill and an A-frame wood picnic table, splinters and all. More . . .

Fun Garden Tasks in August (August 2, 2016)

Sedum wreaths, dried herbs, lacy grasses - what's not to love about August gardens? More . . .

Spectacular Side Yards (July 27, 2016)

It's easy to neglect your side yard when planning your landscape, but with some creativity, More . . .

Picking Pavers (July 20, 2016)

From clay bricks to travertine tiles, today's homeowner can select from a wide range of pavers More . . .

Fences as Land Art (July 13, 2016)

Fences do so much more than keep things out or keep things in the space around your home. More . . .

Inspired by Slopes (July 5, 2016)

The rugged terrain in the DC metro areas inspires Land Art designs to new heights - literally! More . . .

July Garden Guide (July 1, 2016)

Time to stop and smell the lavender! More . . .

Perfect Pergolas (June 28, 2016)

Pergolas by Land Art - dog not included. More . . .

Tiny Gardens Make Me Happy (June 7, 2016)

Landscaping small places is a rewarding aspect of our business. More . . .

Special Delivery! (June 2, 2016)

Steep slopes don't stop us from delivering what our clients need for their landscape projects. More . . .

Gardening Joy in June (June 1, 2016)

Ah, June! A month to celebrate grads and dads, brides and grooms. More . . .

Sheds Store Stuff (May 23, 2016)

It's no secret that America's self-storage industry is booming. More . . .

Deck Design Decisions (May 17, 2016)

Land Art Design adds decks of all sorts to client projects. More . . .

Rain Delays Aren't Just for Baseball Games (May 12, 2016)

Water is essential to plant health, but excessive rain can undermine the most provident scheduling. More . . .

Strolling Along the Garden Path (May 5, 2016)

How we love to add walkways to Land Art projects! More . . .

From Good to Great - A Land Art Design in Arlington (April 16, 2016)

We've been working on a major project in Arlington since the late fall and thought we'd share some of our progress with you. More . . .

Houzz Survey of 2016 Landscaping Trends (March 31, 2016)

According to #Houzz, one big landscaping trend is going to the dogs . . . and Land Art couldn't be happier! More . . .

Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners (January 21, 2016)

Clare visited the River School to teach the third graders about plants. More . . .

Farewell to Sweet Mollie, A Very Good Dog (January 12, 2016)

We lost a beloved Land Art mascot in December - Mollie, Clare's Australian Shepherd/Flat-Coated Retriever mix More . . .

Turning the Page on 2015 (December 31, 2015)

As we turn the page on 2015, we took some time to look back over the designs we built for clients over the year. More . . .

Happy Holidays from Land Art (December 23, 2015)

Happy holidays to all our wonderful Land Art clients, past, present and future!. Party pictures . . .

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours (November 26, 2015)

We are so grateful to all of you for allowing us turn your land into our art. More . . .

Five Things Homeowners Should Do Before a Big Rain Storm Hits (October 1, 2015)

Whether Hurricane Joaquin hits the DC area or misses us entirely, we are in for some heavy rain in the coming days. The first rain event should shower us with two to four inches between Friday afternoon and Saturday. Depending on the track Joaquin takes, we could see anything from showers to four more inches on Sunday and Monday.

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Land Art Welcomes Dave D'Amato (September 25, 2015)

Meet Dave D'Amato, our newest landscape architect. More . . .

Dry Conditions in August Mean It's Time to Water in September (September 2, 2015)

The dry sunny days of August were lovely for us humans, but our plants are stressed from the lack of rain. It's time to get out there and give them some water! More . . .

From Land in January to Land Art in June: A Slideshow (August 29, 2015)

Watch as our crews transform a client's bare property into a lush outdoor living space over the course of six months. More . . .

Garden Task: Deadheading (August 6, 2015)

It's a good thing to do in August. Here's why. More . . .

Gardens by the Sea (July 29, 2015)

What is it about a garden by the sea that's just so satisfying?More . . .

Happy, Healthy Hydrangeas (July 15, 2015)

Hydrangeas of all varieties are thriving in the wet, sunny summer of 2015. What a lovely reward after the barren summer of 2014. More . . .

The Rainy Summer of 2015 (July 13, 2015)

We've had more rain in the last five weeks than we normally have all summer. What does this mean for your landscape? More . . .

The Progress Continues - Part Four (May 7, 2015)

Stone steps and the first greenery mark our latest work on this client project. More . . .

Land Art's McLean Day Contest (May 2, 2015)

In honor of the 100th anniversary of McLean Day, Land Art Design is giving away one FREE landscape design. Learn how to enter our contest. More . . .

Making Progress on A Client Project - Part Three (April 28, 2015)

The Land Art stonemasons, iron workers and carpenters have been plying their trades, adding field stone to the patio steps and large retaining wall, beadboard to the screened porch, wrought iron to the patio. More . . .

Celebrate Arbor Day - April 24, 2015 (April 24, 2015)

It's Arbor Day 2015, the annual observance of the glory of trees. Thanks to the efforts of J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska was the first state to observe Arbor Day way back in 1872. One hundred and forty-three years later, all fifty states celebrate the day with tree planting events from coast to coast. More . . .

A Twenty-Five Year Before-and-After Story (April 22, 2015)

What do ninety junipers, twenty-year-old landscape designs uncovered in a Bethesda basement and Home & Design magazine have to do with Land Art? Find out in this story twenty-five years in the making. More . . .

Student Landscape Architects Learn Latest Trends at LABash (April 16, 2015)

We're thrilled that our 2014 summer intern, Natalia Bezerra, participated in LABash 2015, a student-run Landscape Architecture conference, and enjoyed this video thank you note. More . . .

Making Progress on A Client Project - Part Two (March 19, 2015)

Check out our progress on this large retaining wall for one of our clients. More . . .

Should I Cut My Ornamental Grasses By the Ides of March? (March 13, 2015)

There's an old adage that ornamental grasses need to be cut back by March 15. Clare tackles the answer in this installment of "Ask Clare." More . . .

Snow on Evergreens - It May Look Pretty, But Is It Doing Damage? (March 5, 2015)

What a difference a few weeks can make! In mid-February, we were so relieved that the winter started off on the dry side, but we've been pummeled by snow ever since. More . . .

Making Progress on Client Projects (February 13, 2015)

Land Art recently broke ground on a project that will add a screened porch, a two-level patio with a grill station, a stepping stone path, retaining wall, and nearly 200 new trees, bushes, and perennials to a home in Northern Virginia. Our dedicated crews have been able to frame out the porch and pour concrete for the two patios. More . . .

Land Art Team Explores 2015 Trends at MANTS Tradeshow (January 15, 2015)

The Land Art designers headed to the Baltimore Convention Center last week to attend MANTS, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. Sponsored by the Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Nurserymen’s Associations, MANTS is one of the largest horticultural trade shows in the United States. Now in its 44th year, MANTS 2015 drew nearly 1,000 exhibitors and more than 10,000 attendees from throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Asia. More . . .

Welcome to the New Land Art Website (January 1, 2015)

At Land Art, we're starting the new year with a new website with more photos and features to help you plan a new outdoor space. More . . .

Happy Holidays from Land Art (December 23, 2014)

Happy holidays to all our wonderful Land Art clients, past, present and future!. Party pictures . . .

Do You Really Need a Fall Landscape Cleanup? (October 16, 2014)

After a busy growing season, it’s tempting to let Mother Nature deal with the decaying mess, but resist and don’t give in. More . . .

From Lovely Lawn to Pretty Patio in Three Months (August 21, 2014)

The family dogs enjoyed the lawn, but their people wanted a little more than plain grass. More . . .

You Can’t Get There From Here (July 17, 2014)

These landowners had a problem - getting to their backyard! More . . .

Is That Your Porch Calling? (July 3, 2014)

What's better than a cool porch on a hot summer day? More . . .

Tame a Slope, Gain a Patio (June 12, 2014)

Steep slopes just come with the territory in the DC metropolitan area. See how Land Art took one on. More . . .

Build a Bench, Save a Tree (May 22, 2014)

Land Art clients often ask us to take special care of their favorite trees. Here's one client's story. More . . .

Classic Colonial Gets Modern Makeover (May 15, 2014)

Brick colonials are ubiquitous around here. Some simple upgrades made this one stand out from the rest. More . . .