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Watering during the first growing season and through the establishment period that a tree/shrub is planted is crucial for it's survival. We strongly recommend our clients follow these watering instructions for new plantings that have been installed at their property. After planting, the roots of trees...

What’s so great about Knockout roses, anyway? The answer: There are too many reasons to count! They’re very dramatic, blooming from spring until frost in most cases. They suffer fewer insect and fungal issues than the old fashioned hybrids; they’re drought tolerant, versatile and easily pruned....

You know spring is on the way when you start to see newly mulched landscape beds. New mulch gives off a pungent, earthy smell which is hard to ignore! Mulch, with it’s hefty scent, has several important benefits for your plants and landscape beyond its nice...

There are many products marketed to safely control insect infestations but many of them are indeed more harsh, and not as safe for the environment and those living in it, as people would expect. We see many people using these products without much understanding of the danger their uses pose....

One of our recent design/install jobs located in Clifton, VA was selected to be featured in the Integral Lighting 2015 Catalog! We installed over 250 Integral light fixtures on this one beautiful and amazing job. If you or someone you know is in the market...

Our Lead Designer at Professional Grounds, Marta Carlson, speaks with the Angie's List 'Chat with the Experts' host Kiel Hauck about simple landscape tips, ideal time to install landscape elements, and some of the best ways to execute landscape projects. We welcome you to listen to the...

Have you ever wondered how your neighbors yard looks so great, has so few weeds and just looks overall better than yours? Chances are that your neighbor knows the importance of pre-spring yard prep, or pays a professional to take care of that for him. Now is...

Most pet owners take measures to ensure the inside of their home is pet-friendly by removing chemicals stored in easily accessible areas, tucking away exposed electrical cords and putting away prized possessions such as shoes and electronics so dogs are not tempted to chew on...

We recently interviewed Victor Parrales Sr., Vice President of Operations at Professional Grounds. Victor has been successfully managing Proground’s Employees for 30 years. He is a role model to so many people, not only those he has managed but also to those who have worked...

February 20, 2015 – Professional Grounds, Inc. located in Northern Virginia has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz.com, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 40 year old, full-service Landscape Design Build Company, known for their award winning designs and...