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Washingtonian Magazine : The Oasis Out Back

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.

By |2017-10-11T11:32:32-04:00May 19th, 2015|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Washingtonian Magazine : The Oasis Out Back

April is Landscape Architecture Month

[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 [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:43-04:00April 1st, 2015|Gardening Tips, Mark's Blog|1 Comment

Grouping Groundcovers Together is GardenWise

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 [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:50-04:00March 26th, 2015|Gardening Tips, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Grouping Groundcovers Together is GardenWise

Bye-Bye Winter Blues!

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 [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:58-04:00March 22nd, 2015|Gardening Tips, Mark's Blog|2 Comments

GardenWise’s Guide to Maintaining Your Lawn Throughout the Entire Year

Taking care of your property's lawn is something that you have to do throughout the entire year. Neglecting it can cause the grass to grow wild or to wither up and die. This will cause your property's curb appeal to go down, which can hurt your chances of selling your property or of attracting customers if your property houses your business. The following are some tips that will help you to ensure the health of your lawn throughout all four seasons.

By |2017-10-11T11:33:49-04:00October 29th, 2014|Gardenwise Master Class, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on GardenWise’s Guide to Maintaining Your Lawn Throughout the Entire Year