You don't have to choose between a formal garden and a family friendly outdoor space to build lasting memories. This backyard design includes a hearth to gather around while watching the game on the outdoor TV. An adjoining basketball court for shooting hoops with the kids is surrounded by custom hardscaping featuring diagonal flagstone with [...]
Nature Hills has selected GardenWise as one of the top gardeners to follow on Twitter. We are so happy to share this distinction with our loyal blog readers who enjoy our gardening tips and design ideas. Take a look at the other list of landscape peers selected by NatureHills.com as other gardeners to follow! Visit [...]
GardenWise came home with 4 awards from the LCA Excellence in Landscaping Awards. The entire team was able to attend and J. Mark White accepted the awards personally. GardenWise took home awards for landscape architecture, craftsmanship, outdoor living areas and contracting (design/build) as follows: 2015 Grand Award 2015 Grand Award 2015 Distinction Award 2015 Honorable [...]
Gardenwise and J. Mark White have been featured in Washingtonian magazine's Outdoor Living Feature "The Oasis Out Back". The design experts selected Mark's Tuscan-inspired garden design located in Washington's Logan Circle neighborhood.
Garden Wise Inc has been selected for the 2015 Best of Arlington Award for Landscape Contractors.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] April is Landscape Architecture Month, which encompasses Earth Day on April 22nd and Frederick Law Olmstead’s birthday on April 26th. Olmstead is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, as is Andrew Jackson Downing who designed the landscape architecture surrounding the Smithsonian here in Washsington, D.C. I'm a Landscape Architect, and I designed/installed my very first outside architecure [...]
We've written a lot over the past two years about losing at least HALF of your lawn areas to create a "greener" more eco-friendly garden. Losing some of your lawns areas is a fantastic way to make your garden space less water needy -- and it will introduce new options to make your landscape current [...]
Floral Spring Fragrance…Yes Please! There’s nothing better than the approach of spring when things start to come alive… except maybe one. The idea that soon you'll walk out into your yard, take a deep breath, and realize all your hard work on your landscape has paid off. It looks and smells wonderful! When this happens there’s nothing better and I [...]
Something I often think about is how to get as much as possible out of a garden space. I keep my eye out for multi-purpose planting choices, and like to include multi-purpose items. A fantastic way to add a colorful and textural interest to a garden space is to use an eye-catching shrub as a garden accent, which will give [...]
As the warmer weather approaches and we find outselves leaving the house without a wool cap and gloves, here are some March gardening tips for Mid-Atlantic gardeners. Even on this rainy day you can start making plans for your March garden work, incuding bulb planting. Pictured are Narcissus bulbs I'm preparing to plant. * Once the soil warms [...]