Landscape Design Washington DC

Local resource for landscape design in Washington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to landscapers, landscaping, lawn care, lawn products, fertilizer and lawn mowers, as well as advice and content on landscape designing and maintenance.

Skye Design Studio, Ltd.
(202) 403-1864
Po Box 96503- 73583
Washington, DC

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Capitol Greenroofs
301-452-1144
5806 9th Road North
Arlington, VA
 
Ace Lawn And Landscape
(703) 569-2797
Acelawn.Com
Springfield, VA

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Shemin Nurseries
(301) 421-1220
Burtonsville, MD
 
Black Creek Nursery
(301) 888-1118
Brandywine, MD
 
Anoited Touch
(202) 889-0409
3400 25Th St.
Washington, DC

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Olney Gardens
(301) 260-1024
Silver Spring, MD
 
Ag&E Landscape Services
(703) 239-0040
7920 Woodruff Court
Springfield, VA

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Leer Enterprises Inc
(410) 279-6921
8411 Marlboro Pike Unit 21
Upper Marlboro, MD

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Scott Brinitzer Design Association
(703) 892-0266
924 S Walter Reed Dr
Arlington, VA
 
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Landscaping Equipment | Essential tools for cultivating your yard

Essential tools for cultivating your yard

Landscaping adds value to your property; it combines aesthetics with functionality, creating a beautiful lawn that is easier to maintain. However, do-it-yourself landscaping is a sizable project, and requires specialized landscaping equipment. You may need anything from a basic shovel to a professional-quality excavator to help you create the outdoor space you've envisioned.

The Basics

The most basic piece of landscaping equipment is a shovel. From adding soil to your flowerbed to clearing out a space for decorative stones in your yard, the shovel is a primary and important tool that can be used for all the stages of do-it-yourself landscaping.

Another piece of equipment that you might already have is a rake. Rakes use their teeth to gather leaves or grass and can be used throughout the landscaping process for clearing dead grass from your yard, loosening soil and performing light weeding or leveling tasks.

The third basic tool that every landscaper needs is a wheelbarrow. Often, you'll be working with a considerable amount of heavy materials, and the wheelbarrow makes transporting them much easier. Sod, stepping stones, mulch and lawn edgings are good examples of common landscaping materials you may need a wheelbarrow to transport.

All three of these tools can be used to prepare your yard for landscaping by removing elements you don't want while making it easier to distribute elements you do want. Additionally, you'll get plenty of use from your shovel, rake and wheelbarrow during your regular yard maintenance.

Advanced Equipment

You'll find that there are just some parts of your landscape plan that can't be done with the tools already in your garage. When this happens, you'll need to rent or buy some specialized landscaping equipment.

A stump grinder is essential if you're planning on removing trees and bushes. While it's extremely time-consuming to dig out the stump of a tree, renting a stump grinde...

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