Garden Landscaping Washington DC

See below for information and content on garden landscaping and for garden supply stores in Washington, DC that give access to water gardens, garden walkways, custom garden landscapes, landscape waterfalls, landscaping services, water features, and outdoor lighting, as well as advice and content on landscaping design.

Purple Mountain Organics
(877) 538-9901
7120 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, MD

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Natural Resources Design, Inc.
(202) 489-6214
402 Boyd Avenue
Takoma Park, MD

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The Apple House & Garden Center
(703) 998-9077
1721 North Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Blue Iris
(240) 603-9239
2225 Washington Ave
Silver Spring, MD
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Campbell & Ferrara Nurseries
(703) 354-6724
6651 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fencing / Gates, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Grills, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Nursery Supplies, Out…

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Johnson's Florist & Garden Centers - Washington
(202) 244-6100
4200 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Florist, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wire Services

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American Plant Food Company
(301) 656-3311
5258 River Road
Bethesda, MD
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Crop Protection, Ferns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscape S…

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Hyattsville Kmart
(301) 853-3102
6411 Riggs Road
Hyattsville, MD
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Vegetables

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Meadows Farms - 7 Corners
(703) 538-3100
6461 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Turfgrass / Sod

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Greenbelt Kmart
(301) 552-4990
8829 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
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Vegetables

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Garden Designs | Design ideas for your garden

Design ideas for your garden

Before you begin planting, it is always a great idea to create a garden design using pencil and paper. Designing your garden ahead of time helps you utilize your space wisely, determine the necessary materials correctly, and apply an attractive design aesthetic.

Flower Garden Designs

When creating a design for a flower garden, try to group flowers in color coordinated clusters. Consult a color chart or to find out which colors go well together, and aim for variety and contrast in color without going overboard. Select wide beds and arrange in straight rows, filling each bed with a generous amount of flowers and "filler" plants so that each bed looks lush and not sparse. Try to locate taller plants to the back of your beds so that they don't overshadow the shorter plants. Finally, make sure to use symmetry in your garden, for example, by pairing beds, shrubs, and decorative items on either side of a pathway so that everything looks balanced. If you're interested in perennial garden design, take care to consult a gardening guide because perennials can have unusual light and moisture requirements. In addition, locate your perennials in separate beds from your seasonal plants because they will not look attractive in a mostly-empty bed during the winter.

Vegetable Garden Designs

You can use many of the same aesthetic tips noted above for your vegetable garden, but most people choose to emphasize functionality over aesthetics for the vegetable garden. So for example, place garden plants based on their water and sun requirements so that each plant gets exactly what it needs. Consider setting up plant stakes with labeled information about each crop type to make it easier to care for and harvest your vegetables. Surround your vegetable garden with a sturdy yet attractive fencing material to keep out wandering animals. Don't forget to leave dirt or stone pathways in between areas of your vegetable garden for easy access to each bed.

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