Leesburg Curb Appeal

Curb appeal: that loved and dreaded phrase. We all want our homes to have nice curb appeal but too often just don’t have the time and energy to put into it. And then the day comes when you have to put your house on the market and you realize you haven’t trimmed a tree or […]

National Arbor Day This Friday!

Want to make a difference in your Gainesville community? Why not start with something simple? Celebrate the 2014 National Arbor Day this Friday by planting a tree! National Arbor Day, celebrated in 40 different countries, was originated in order to encourage people to plant and care for trees: Make a friend for life by planting […]

Spring Brush Fires

With the warmer weather starting to arrive, brush fires have been breaking out in the West Virginia and Maryland areas. Not nearly so far away from our Woodbridge homes as we might wish: Brush fires break out in Prince George, Henrico Two separate brush fires jammed Interstate 295 Friday, with one hotspot in Prince George […]

Trashing the Cherry Blossom Festival

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Just yesterday The Washington Post posted an interesting article about the DC Cherry Blossom Festival. The title and accompanying image say a lot: Mounds of trash take the bloom off Cherry Blossom Festival Plastic-foam lunch containers. A Ritz Crackers box. Rubber gloves. Empty 24-packs of Deer Park water. A Sprite can. A Starbucks cup. Milk […]

Spring Peach Tree Pruning

It felt like it would never come. This seemingly endless Fairfax winter just wouldn’t leave, every time we thought we’d seen the last of it. Amidst the particularly late snows some of us may have found ourselves quoting the Chronicles of Narnia: “Always winter, never Christmas.” But we can’t deny it any more – spring […]

Those Leesburg Squirrels…

Like many of us who live in Northern Virginia or Leesburg area, I live in an area with a lot of trees. A lot of trees usually means a lot of birds, so we have a large variety of feeders out on our deck. However, a lot of trees also means a lot of squirrels. […]

DC’s Cherry Blossoms

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The peak bloom for Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms is only a day or two away! The bud’s development appears to be right on track: Cherry blossom trees progressing, probably just over a week away from peak bloom Normally by this date, cherry blossoms would have already reached peak bloom in Washington, D.C. (the recent […]