Tailoring Your Garden with Deep Greens and Blues

Tailoring Your Garden with Deep Greens and Blues

What was James Taylor dreaming about when he wrote “deep greens and blues are the color I choose” in his song “Sweet Baby James?” Maybe it was the variations of the two colors that work so well in a perennial garden. With so many shades of blue and green to choose...

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4 Features of Beautiful Hardscape Waterfalls

4 Features of Beautiful Hardscape Waterfalls

As spring approaches, the desire to enhance one’s property with custom hardscaping features begins to steadily mount amongst homeowners throughout the Baltimore-Washington area and along the Eastern Shore. Professionally-installed hardscape waterfalls can add a...

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Leading Industry Magazine Calls Upon McHale for Expertise

In a November interview with Nursery Management magazine, McHale Landscape Design president Kevin McHale shared his views on plant shortages in 2016, and what growers and landscapers should expect in the New Year. Just a month prior, Kevin and Stephen McHale discussed...

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3 Reasons You Need a Landscape Retaining Wall

3 Reasons You Need a Landscape Retaining Wall

Like the old song says, the hills are alive. And under extreme conditions, they can begin rolling directly toward your home. There’s absolutely no shame in telling yourself that you are installing a landscape retaining wall for the singular protection it provides your...

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3 Things Your Outdoor Living Space May Be Lacking

3 Things Your Outdoor Living Space May Be Lacking

Labor Day has come and gone. Summer is officially behind us. As the days grow shorter, the nights longer, and the memories of Memorial Day dearer, you may find yourself reflecting on those poolside parties and elegant outdoor dinner engagements that filled the last...

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McHale Runoff Woes Offer an Eco-Friendly Opportunity

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay and preserving its natural aquatic ecosystem is an enduring goal for those living and working near Washington, D.C. As conservation minded professionals, McHale Landscape Design must anticipate any and all environmental effects on...

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McHale Landscape Design Acquires Hawkins Landscape ServicesFamily-owned McHale continues the legacy of Bob Hawkins and his reputation of residential estate gardening in Bethesda Chevy Chase and the DC metropolitan area