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Best Landscaping in Northern Virginia? It’s Grigg Design!

Grigg Design prides itself on our long-lasting, innovative hardscape design, as well as our commitment to excellence in customer services; and that's why we're proud to announce we have recently been named northern Virginia's best landscaping, lawn care, and tree removal service provider by Northern Virginia Magazine.

For the best in hardscape and landscape design in northern Virginia, call the recognized experts at Grigg Design.

Grigg Design is a full service landscape design build firm; from conception to completion, our primary focus is providing clients with a finished, fully functional landscape, from design all the way through implementation. No feat is too large or small: Hire the expert team at Grigg Design to install a single feature (maybe a patio, a walkway, or a retaining wall) or to manage a project with many facets. Grigg ‘designs on the human scale', all while employing the best horticultural engineering practicesAs northern Virginia's Best Landscaping, Lawn Care and Tree Removal service provider, Grigg Design will be featured in this month's issue of Northern Virginia Magazine, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 23. The publication's "best of" list is compiled annually in each of 20 categories, including food, kids, services, shopping, weddings and more; nominees are submitted, vetted by staff, and then voted on by readers.

To learn more about northern Virginia's best lawn service provider, come on out to the Capital Remodel + Garden Show this weekend, February 24–26.

Grigg Design will be on site at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend for the Capital Remodel + Garden Show. Make plans to stop by booth #1246; say hello, and learn more about the range of products and services available to turn your average backyard into a veritable oasis.Spring installations are happening now! Schedule an in-home consultation today.

BACKYARD SAFETY TIPS FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer. It brings in barbeques, pool parties, and late night festivities with your friends, family, and neighbors. It’s one of our favorite times of the year in northern Virginia! And after you’ve spent several weeks sprucing up the backyard or building your new patio, it’s time to really celebrate in style. But when planning your big kick-off celebration, make sure you take these following safety tips into consideration, so the fun isn’t put on hold to address an emergency situation.
  1. Keep your grill on a level surface and away from your house, garage, mulch and other flammable objects. You want the fire to stay where you put it, not destroy your home!
  2. While grilling, consider an apron to keep grease off your clothes, and use utensils with long handles. Keep these out of reach from small children or guests who’ve maybe had a bit too much to drink.
  3. If using charcoal, properly extinguish the flames once you’re finished grilling. Break up the embers with a long stick or grilling tool and cover the grill to cut off the oxygen supply. You can also slowly sprinkle small amounts of water on the coals to put out the flames.
  4. Always use goggles or protective sunglasses when using lawn power tools to clean up the yard. Put away all tools in a shed or closed off area, so the temptation to play with them is eliminated.
  5. If you need to dig a hole in the backyard to install a deck or fence, or for a planting project, call your local utility company to ensure you won’t inadvertently hit an underground gas or power line.
  6. Consider installing a fence around your in-ground pool for optimal safety. Most safety experts recommend the fence be at least four feet high and have latches out of the reach of children.
  7. Put away any toys or trippable objects that may be around the pool so no one takes an accidental dip.
  8. Always have adult supervision when children are swimming.
  9. If you do not have a fence, and want to keep people out of the pool, look into purchasing a sturdy pool cover.
  10. Inspect any playground equipment for protruding nails or screws, as well as wood rot and loose anchors. Make any needed repairs before the party.
Have ample sunscreen, bug spray, and water on hand. The summer temperatures can climb quickly, causing burns or dehydration. Simple preparations can keep the party going long after the sun goes down.

Big or Small Grigg Design Does it All

Backyards come in all shapes and sizes. The infographic below contains helpful tips and interesting facts for planning your Northern Virginia backyard where size can be a common issue.

 

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Call Grigg Design to schedule a consultation, and let’s get to work creating the best northern Virginia hardscape design for your yard - (703) 368-7539

Northern VA Hardscape Designer Showcases Striking ‘Living Wall’ at Capitol Remodel + Garden Show Last Weekend

We're excited to say the Capitol Remodel + Garden Show (held last weekend, February 26–28, at the Dulles Expo Center) was a rip roaring success. As northern Virginia's hardscape designer, this event is something we look forward to every year — twice a year — where homeowners gather to find innovative products, new ideas, and practical advice from home improvement and remodeling professionals the region over. (And this year, from Jeff Lewis, too!)Event attendees who visited the Grigg Design booth were treated to... well, quite the treat! Showcasing a beautiful flagstone patio, a custom-built fire pit, and a water feature, the true highlight here was this:

The introduction of a vertical garden wall

"What we wanted to do was show specifically what you can do in a small space — with what Steve [Grigg] calls vertical landscaping — or as an alternative to just putting up lattice as a screen," said Juanita Grigg of this striking architectural element that had people stopping to photograph, or ask questions about all weekend. With this sort of vertical landscaping, any plain wall or fence can be turned into a 'living wall'; it's a trend that's all the rage.Perhaps we saw some of you there. We talked hardscaping, and landscaping too; you walked away with a lot of great ideas — and now it's time to put those ideas into action! You know who to call:

Call Grigg Design to schedule a consultation, and let's get to work creating the best northern Virginia hardscape design for your yard.

Grigg Design Honored with Second Consecutive Best of Houzz Award

PRESS RELEASE

Manassas, Virginia — January 26, 2016

Northern Virginia's go-to for landscape and hardscape design and construction, Grigg Design has recently been honored with its second consecutive Best of Houzz Award for 2016. This annual award, given to just three percent of home improvement professionals, celebrates the minds at work behind the most popular photos featured on Houzz."To win Best of Houzz last year was so exciting. But then to win again this year, we just couldn't believe it. It's such an honor," said Steve Grigg, Owner of Grigg Design. "We've long allowed our work to speak for itself — in terms of quality and craftsmanship, and design. This only reinforces that message. Thank you, Houzz users! Thank you."The Best of Houzz is awarded in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Customer Service award winners, the category in which Grigg Design was recognized, are lauded as the best of the best, the highest and the most well-reviewed among the design and home improvement professionals featured on Houzz.

About Houzz

With more than 35 million active users, Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish -- online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.houzz.com.

Award-winning Grigg Design will be on-hand at the newly expanded Capital Remodel + Garden Show February 26-28 to discuss spring landscape and hardscaping projects.

Make plans to attend the Capital Remodel + Garden Show at the Dulles Expo Center next month, February 26-28. Event attendees will find innovative products, new ideas, and practical advice from hardscape and landscaping experts (Find Grigg Design on the show floor in booth #1051.); home improvement and remodeling professionals; entertainment and electronics options galore; and so much more!

About Grigg Design

Established in 1986, Grigg Design has been providing award winning designs and installations for 30 years to clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William County and the surrounding areas. Grigg Design is a full service landscape design build firm; from conception to completion, their primary focus is providing clients with a finished, fully functional landscape, from design all the way through implementation. Hire the expert team at Grigg Design to install a single feature such as a garden installation, patio, walkway, retaining wall, etc.; or to manage a project with many facets. Grigg 'designs on the human scale', all while employing the best horticultural engineering practices. For more information, visit www.gdiva.com.

Thank you for the positive reviews!

For nearly three decades, Grigg Design has served the people of northern Virginia, and helped make their dreams of hardscape oasis come true. We are very lucky to have been invited into the homes and lives of our many wonderful clients, and it truly makes our jobs worth the time when those clients leave reviews, and their feedback online.

At Grigg Design, we build backyards and enrich lives.

"Grigg is a great client and awesome to do business with. They have a very talented and creative team that comes up with unique hardscape and landscape designs. If you looking for great designs and outstanding, quality work, give Steve and his team a call.""We hired Grigg to build a natural stone retaining wall to help with erosion and manage water run off. Steve and his team came up with some great ideas for the wall and the landscaping around it. Building the wall wasn't in our plans, but they did a great job at coming up with an affordable solution for us."

Are you a satisfied Grigg Design client?

Please consider leaving us a Google review. It's simple and easy, and we'd greatly appreciate it. Simply follow these steps:
  1. Log into your personal Google account.
  2. Visit Grigg Design on Google+
  3. Where prompted, assign us a rating (from 1–5 stars) and describe your experience.
  4. Press PUBLISH, and review the text you composed before pressing DONE to complete your review.
  5. You can then go to the ABOUT tab on our Google+ page to view or edit your review and view other reviews posted to the Grigg Design.

Voila! That's all it takes to tell the world, "Grigg Design is the place to go for the best of the best in northern Virginia hardscare and landscape design."