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Alternatives to Knockout Roses

By Derrin Hayes, Plant Buyer 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 ...

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Benefits of Mulching

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 ...

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Safely Control Insect Infestations

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 ...

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Landscape Project Featured in 2015 Catalog!

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. ...

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Ideal Time to Install Landscape

Lead Designer at Professional Grounds, Marta, 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 ...

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Landscape Tips for Spring

By Richard Wilbert, Virginia Certified Horticulturist 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 ...

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Pet-Friendly Landscape Options

By Brittany, Landscape Designer 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 ...

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Keys to Effectively Manage Employees

By Gregg Basse I 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, ...

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Professional Grounds Receives ‘Best of Houzz 2015′ Award!

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 ...

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Wondering Which Ice Melts to Use?

By Erik Hildreth, Registered Applicator, Professional Grounds, Inc. Do you know what is in that ice melt product you’re putting down? Most residents are not aware of properties in the active ingredients which leaves them ...

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Snow Removal FAQ

  Frequently Asked Questions About Snow Operations Why is there snow piled up behind my vehicle? Can't they push all the snow to the end of the street? The snow must fall off the plow blade ...

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Ways to Reduce Winter Damage to Your Landscape

By Derrin Hayes, Material and Garden Manager at Professional Grounds, Inc. The temperatures have fallen and it’s a little uncomfortable to be outside gardening right now. We humans have the luxury of staying indoors to ...

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Irrigation Systems

By Rich Wilbert, Landscape Project Manager Do you need one? Many consumers inquire about irrigation systems when they are looking to updating or renovating their landscape. An irrigation system is certainly a time saver, can provide ...

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Christmas Tree Guide

By Brittany, Landscape Designer There are so many live tree options for holiday decorating that I thought a simple ‘Christmas Tree Guide’ was in order. If you have a tree during the holidays, then you ...

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Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Issues

By Timothy Trimmer, Landscape Lighting Expert at Professional Grounds, Inc. Landscape lighting provides the greatest wow factor to any landscape. I'm proud to get a lot of compliments on my own yard because I work ...

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Mowing Leaves

Have you giggled at your neighbor mowing leaves on the lawn instead of blowing them into piles for removal? Is your neighbor cutting corners on leaf removal or are they on to something? When fall ...

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Transplanting Boxwoods

By Bill Trimmer, Owner/President of Professional Grounds, Inc. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Boxwoods. I’ve transplanted seven of my grandmother’s  boxwoods from her original home to each of my ...

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Seeding or Sodding?

By Erik Hildreth A lot of homeowners ask our professional option for seeding or sodding their lawn. We are going to give you some basics on these two options that can help you decide which ...

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Landscaping Northern VA for 40 years!!!!

Professional Grounds has been proudly landscaping Northern VA for 40 years and are looking forward to many more Forty years is no small feat! Professional Grounds, Inc., was established in 1974 and we will continue ...

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Using Plants for Outdoor Privacy Screening

By Brittany, Landscape Designer Unless you are lucky enough to live on a large property the Metro DC area, you likely live in close proximity to your neighbors. We live in an amazing area so of course ...