Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We've had some seriously COLD weather already!  With temperatures in the single digits it's hard to imagine any gardening happening... BUT, there's still plenty that can be done this time of year, believe it or not. 

If you've been thinking of redesigning your landscaping or adding a patio or retaining wall now is a perfect time to call us.  We LOVE to work on designs when the weather is cold and by planning ahead you insure your place on our spring calender, which always fills up fast!

If hardscaping is on your to-do list why wait??  Winter is a great time of year to install those projects!  So don't wait until April... think of how much nicer it would be to have your new patio all ready to go on that first warm day in March... ahhhh.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Its Not Too Late!

If you're thinking about doing some fall maintenance or even some planting you never quite got around to this summer, you haven't missed your window of opportunity yet!  We at Mast Landscapes are still busy with fall landscaping and tree planting and by installing new plants now it gives you a jump on the coming spring season.

With just a few exceptions most trees, shrubs and perennials can still be planted up until the ground begins to freeze and we've got a wonderful selection of plant materials still available.  Call us today if you'd like to get on our fall schedule!  432.0788

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fall is Tree Planting Time !

After what started out as a hot, dry summer the frequent rains and the cooler temps recently have us thinking ahead to the fall! 

Autumn is a great season to plant a tree (or several!) and at Great Trees Virginia we're offering 20% off all our on-hand inventory from now until November 1st.

We've got some gorgeous trees in stock... maples, oaks, black gums, ginkgos... and a great assortment of specimen trees as well.  As always we offer full installation services and would be happy to give you an estimate.

Call us today to make an appointment to come out to the tree farm and take a look for yourself!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Maintenance and Mulching oh My!

So with the spring season comes landscape and garden maintenance.  Whether this is a chore or a pleasure to you, Mast Landscapes is here to help.  Every garden needs a spring cleanup and we provide all the services your garden needs from edging of beds and fertilizing to trimming of trees and shrubs and mulching.

Call us today to get on our Spring Maintenance Schedule and come home to a beautiful landscape!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Great Trees!!

The weather has been fabulous lately and after the winter we just had, we deserve it!  If you're like us we've started cleaning up the gardens and are taking note of things we'd like to change or plants we'd like to add... this is a perfect time to plant a Great Tree ! 

We have a wonderful selection of trees that go above and beyond what you'd find in a regular retail nursery... gorgeous 2.5" caliper Tulip Poplars, 2-3" caliper Trident Maples... over 20 hardwoods selected for their beautiful form, hardiness and ability to last for generations.

If an ornamental or flowering tree is what you're after we've got a great selection of modestly priced container trees including disease-resistant Dogwoods, Flowering Cherries and a new cultivar of Redbud, 'Oklahoma'.

Call us today at 540.432.0788 and we'd happy to meet with you and help you select just the right Great Tree for your home or office.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The snow is melting...

Little by little you can start to see bits and pieces of the garden and grass below, as the melting snow gives way to what will most certainly be a glorious spring. For many of us though the recent heavy snows have resulted in broken tree limbs, damaged boxwoods and torn up clods of turf...

It is important to prune damaged plant materials carefully and correctly though to not only minimize the unsightly appearance of snow damage, but also to insure the future health and vigor of the plants and trees. Most plants will also benefit from an added boost this spring so its a good time to fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer like Holly-Tone or Plant-Tone to help them recover from the stress of the winter season.

We'd be happy to help or if you're a do-it-yourselfer gardener and just have a few questions post them here and we'll repsond!

Think spring... its right around the corner!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Did you know that the first inch of rainwater flushes the majority of pollutants from the area around your home directly into local waterways such as creeks, ponds, and rivers that eventually lead to the Chesapeake Bay?

A Rain Garden is a simple and aesthetically pleasing approach to catching and absorbing rainwater and purifying it before it heads to local waterways. A rain garden can be as simple as a shallow, grassy swale, or a depression in the ground filled with vegetation tolerant of excessive water.

In 2004, the Congressional Research Service reported that 50% of water pollution issues in the United States are attributed to storm water runoff. The EPA has also discovered that 70% of pollution in local waterways is carried there by rainwater during a storm. The damage caused by storm water runoff is largely incremental, and the best solution to storm water runoff is to address the problem where it falls. A rain garden is a simple and beneficial solution to this ongoing issue.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Increase Your Home's Value with Hardscaping"

Boring, gray concrete sidewalks are a thing of the past. With the introduction of concrete pavers and the traditional look of brick pavers, the possibilities are endless.

Two studies, by Clemson University and Florida University, revealed that quality hardscaping installed by professionals contributes to higher resale values in single-family homes.

Smart Money magazine states that “Spending 5% of the total value of your home on landscaping, and doing it wisely, you can add 15% or more to the value of your home.”

At Mast Landscapes, we want you to get the most for your money. We install unique, quality hardscapes including, but not limited to, patios, retaining/sitting walls, walkways, and water features to match the client’s wants and needs. We use the finest materials, from manufactured concrete products to natural stone, in an array of colors.

You can rest assured your hardscaping project will be installed by a qualified professional guaranteeing a safe and structurally sound product for many years to come. Schedule an appointment with one of our associates today and uncover your landscape’s potential.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Its hard to imagine right now, with two feet of snow still on the ground that spring will ever be here again ... but spring comes every year so I'm sure this year will be no different!

This is the perfect time to call us at Mast Landscapes (540.432.0788) if you're thinking of redesigning your gardens or if your landscape just needs a little sprucing up. By planning ahead now you'll be one of the first on our spring calender... so don't wait until May, call today!

Think warm, sunny thoughts...