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Achieve a Low Maintenance Landscape

You could do it yourself; you could go to the garden store, plant a few flowers, and call it a day. But what you have in mind is a little, shall we say, lower maintenance. Plants and shrubs, a fresh mowed lawn: You’d be amazed at what a little landscaping can do for your curb appeal. There’s more to it than that (and this may appeal to the Manassas VA homeowners among us without green thumbs).

Vegetation is important, but it’s only one piece of a larger landscaping puzzle.

We’re talking about hardscaping. Where flowers and bushes are considered softscaping, hardscaping has to do with the non-living elements of landscaping design, including paved walkways, walls, patios, features, and rocks. It is these hardscape elements that make up the foundation and anchor of any good residential landscape.

The expert Grigg Design and build team knows just the way to enhance the appearance of your yard, with just the right mix of design elements. Subtle hardscapes provide fluid continuity that carries through from the second you step out the door, on to the yard, and beyond, to the surrounding wild: A solid, and permanent fixture, contrasted against an ever-changing natural backdrop.

From flagstone walkways, to fire pits, Grigg Design is northern Virginia’s premier landscape builder, serving the needs of clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Manassas, and beyond for 25 years: Hire our expert team to install a single feature such as a garden installation, patio, walkway, retaining wall, etc.; or to manage a project with many facets.

Go ahead:

Turn up the dial on your curb appeal, and your landscape dreams into reality.

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.”

Fall is For Planting: See Grigg Design at the Capital Remodel + Garden Show This Weekend, September 25–27

PRESS RELEASE

Manassas Park, Virginia — September 17, 2015

Fall is for planting — and for attending the Capital Remodel + Garden Show at the Dulles Expo Center next weekend, September 25-27. Northern Virginia’s premier landscape builder Grigg Design will be on hand to showcase a variety of hardscape features and perfect-for-Autumn foliage to transform your yard into the oasis you deserve, all year long.

Capital Remodel + Garden Show attendees will find innovative products, new ideas, and practical advice from hardscape design and landscaping experts (Find Grigg Design on the show floor in booth #1123.); home improvement and remodeling professionals; entertainment and electronics options galore; and so much more!

“Too many people think ‘fall’, and think their opportunity to design and build the perfect backyard has passed, but really, fall is the perfect time for planting,” said Steve Grigg, Owner of Grigg Design, Inc. “Effective landscape and hardscape design is about finding the perfect mix of the creative and the practical; and it just so happens, that’s what Grigg Design is all about. That’s what we hope to continue to show the good people of northern Virginia next weekend, and for years to come.”

Grigg Design — a Virginia Society of Landscape Designers Certified Designer with nearly 30 years in business — boasts a Class A Contractors License, and many safety awards, as well as a Houzz Recommend Award. Grigg is northern Virginia’s most trusted name in landscape and hardscape design.

See them at the Dulles Expo Center, September 25-27; say hello in booth #1123, and learn more about taking your hardscape/softscapes landscape project from idea to reality. Register to attend the Capital Remodel + Garden Show today.

About Grigg Design, Inc.

Established in 1986, Grigg Design has been providing award winning designs and installations for over twenty-five 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.

Throw a Great Labor Day Party, In Your Great New Backyard

Finally, the weekend you’ve waited all summer for has arrived:

It’s Labor Day weekend in northern Virginia.

You’re known around the neighborhood for throwing the best, the most elaborate Labor Day parties around. And this year will be no different. In fact, it’ll be better.

Why will this year’s party be better?

This year’s Labor Day party is sure to be the shindig-iest because all summer long, you’ve worked with northern Virginia’s landscape and hardscape design experts to build a new flagstone patio, complete with an outdoor grill and a fancy water feature too.

Your new backyard oasis will be complete, and ready for the big reveal this weekend. Now it’s time to turn your attention to the party preparation… on a little slimmer budget. (After all, you did just go all out on the backyard.)

Throw a great Labor Day party on a budget.

Dig into the hot dogs and the hamburgers, not your savings account.

Keep it simple.

It’s a summer party, folks. No one expects dishes with a lot of ingredients, and no one expects you to have slaved over a hot stove for hours and hours. Grill burgers and hot dogs, and corn and watermelon, too!

Simple dishes that require fewer ingredients means fewer items to buy, and more time spent enjoying the great outdoors. Throw back a cold one; take a dip in the pool; and enjoy the fruits of Grigg Design’s labor.

Skip the disposables.

Sure, the clean up may be faster and easier when you choose to use paper plates, plastic utensils and the like, but it’ll cost a lot more to purchase these items than it will if you just wash your own dishes. Use as many regular plates and utensils as you can, and supplement with disposable items. You’ll be helping your wallet and the environment at the same time.

Rely on the kindness of your friends.

Every time you throw a party, someone asks, “What can I bring?” Don’t be too proud. Your friends will be more than happy to bring a pasta salad, or a dessert, or drinks. Voila! There’s more food for everyone to enjoy, and less stress (and money spent) for you.

Limit the drinks.

Provide water and lemonade, and maybe a case of beer. That’s all you really need. Party guests want something else to drink? Tell them, “Feel free to BYOB.”

Enjoy the waning days of sweet summer in northern Virginia…

Enjoy your new backyard, courtesy of Grigg Design.