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The Garden Game Room

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 [...]

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40+00:00April 25th, 2016|Garden Rooms, Mark's Blog, Social Media|Comments Off on The Garden Game Room

Top 8 Gardeners to Follow on Twitter

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 [...]

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40+00:00January 27th, 2016|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Top 8 Gardeners to Follow on Twitter

GardenWise wins big at LCA Awards

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 [...]

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40+00:00December 8th, 2015|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on GardenWise wins big at LCA Awards

“Garden Rooms” Lauded by Washington Post Magazine

The GardenWise design concept of extending your home's living space by creating functional entertainment Garden Rooms is catching on!

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40+00:00July 1st, 2015|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on “Garden Rooms” Lauded by Washington Post Magazine

12 Steps Intro to Container Gardening

Start off with a lovely container (be sure it has drain holes) and place it where it is going to live before you fill with heavy soil. Chose plants that are related by flower color and sun tolerance.  Vary in some plants with texture and with varying heights. Wear gloves! Makes cleanup easier at the [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:16+00:00June 30th, 2015|Garden Design 101s|Comments Off on 12 Steps Intro to Container Gardening

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+00:00May 19th, 2015|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Washingtonian Magazine : The Oasis Out Back