All lawns and landscapes require proper nutrients and monitoring to stay healthy, lush, and green. They also need the right nutrients at the right time of year to promote the type of growth that will endure the changing seasons’ demands. Not following a regimented plan can result in damage to your lawn, spotty growth areas, drought damage, disease, weed infestation and insect problems. Read more
“Why is it necessary to rake leaves off the lawn?” is a question that many of us have pondered. Some leaves look quite pretty lying on the grass, do they not? Read more
Stone garden walls are undeniably gorgeous and can turn what would otherwise be a plain, boring backyard into an incredibly warm, inviting one. By using stone in the garden, we can create retaining walls or accent walls that are made of natural stones of different varieties, based on your preferences and garden style. Read more
Having a beautiful backyard feels like you’re on vacation every day of the year, if you know how to get the most out of your space. You can make your backyard feel like an outdoor oasis, by creating a space where your family and friends can spend time, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some things you can do to make your backyard inviting and useable for friends and family throughout the year: Read more
What is the first thing people notice when they arrive at your home? Of course, it’s your front yard! Since the front of your home is the first thing people see, it should highlight the style and character of your home and make a bold statement. Read more
WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Outdoor spaces are easy to enjoy when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. Just as much as you enjoy those moderate weather conditions, so do your plants and other outdoor elements. But when the weather is cold, rainy, windy or if there’s snow in the forecast, your outdoor elements don’t get to come inside. Designing with weather in mind can enable you to relax, entertain and enjoy your outdoor living space throughout the seasons without as many worries about plant loss, pavers heaving, drainage issues, etc.
If you’re looking for a cozy hangout surrounding a crackling fire, or you just want a fun place to toast marshmallows or roast hot dogs, you might consider a fire pit. Read more
Adding a deck or patio to your home not only increases its value, but also your available living space. In fact, many homeowners think of their deck or patio as an outdoor living room, dining room or, in some cases, even kitchen. Choosing whether to build a deck or patio deserves careful attention as either can give you years of enjoyment. Hopefully, these FAQs will provide some direction when weighing your options. Read more
Virtual Reality is one of the most exciting, engaging technologies today, and it’s completely changing how we experience movies, video games, architecture, and even landscape design. That’s right! Now, you can see your future backyard in 3D virtual reality, and the experience is truly mind blowing! Read more
Integrated landscape management involves long-term collaboration among different groups of land managers and stakeholders to achieve multiple objectives and expectations within the landscape for local livelihoods, health and well being. There are many different approaches to integrated landscape management, with different entry points, processes and institutional arrangements.
State of the Art Landscape
State of the Art Landscape is a full-service design-build landscaping firm serving clients throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Based in Sterling, Virginia, we feature extensive capabilities including maintenance, turf, design-build, and snow removal.
State of the Art Landscape
101 Executive Drive, Suite F
Sterling, Virginia 20166