Wheat's Landscape Blog

10 Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

The best way to guarantee the health and beauty of your landscaping next spring is by focusing your endeavors towards care and maintenance throughout the fall and winter. Just because you've raked up the last…

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What Types of Plants Are Best for the Fall?

Just because the leaves are falling doesn't mean you can't enjoy some new life around your property. Serious gardeners know that fall is a great time for planting due to the ideal soil conditions, cooler…

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Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space

There is no magic recipe for creating the perfect outdoor space—no perfect designer, no perfect client, no perfect contractor. Each project and its respective design process is different. Successful outdoor spaces do, however, share some…

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Seasonal Irrigation Adjustments to Maintain Plant Health

Whether you’ve lived in the DC metro area for a long time or you are new to the area, you have probably been able to pick up on the importance of residential landscaping and lawn…

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Maintenance Company

Entrusting your landscape to a well-managed and educated service provider is a must. A quality landscape maintenance company will have the knowledge to schedule services when appropriate, as well as a professional staff that is trained…

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Container Gardening and Accent Planter for Seasonal Color

Container gardening is the perfect way to add visual interest to your patio or other outdoor spaces. Planters can liven up a front porch and create a colorful welcome to the home. There are a…

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Crabgrass Prevention

It is that time of year; spring is here! The temperatures are starting to get warmer, landscape plantings are starting to show signs of life again and our turf grasses in Northern Virginia are starting…

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Top Five Plants for Spring Color

There is no better sign of spring for the Washington, DC area than the blooming of the Cherry Blossom trees along the tidal basin. This year’s blooms came early as temperatures have, on average, been…

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Planting Design Ideas for Small Properties

So, you finally decided to pull the trigger and ask for help designing your property. The only problem is you think your property does not hold the same appeal to designers because of its’ small…

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Planning & Designing Your Swimming Pool

By Mark Finlayson You’ve waited long enough. Your dream of designing and constructing your dream swimming pool and outdoor living environment is finally here! Designing and planning for a swimming pool is a very exciting…

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