Author Archives: Rachel

About Rachel

Rachel is a graduate from Grove City College, where she studied Communications, English, and Theatre. She currently has a plethora of unrelated jobs, of which blogging from the comfort of her bedroom is one.

Flood-Damaged Trees

As discussed in a previous post, last week’s insane rain fall brought with it a massive amount of flooding here in Centreville and surrounding areas. Backyards became lakes and many trees suddenly found themselves trying to hold their ground in the middle of a rushing river: In some cases flooding can damage trees so badly […]

Last Week’s Extensive Fairfax Flooding

This past Wednesday was a memorable day for those of us living in Fairfax and surrounding areas. The record-breaking rainfall caused an incredible amount of flooding in Northern Virginia: Flooding closes roads throughout Fairfax County Rain battered the area overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, resulting in many Fairfax County roads becoming impassable. … Flooded […]

Careful with Your Tree Trimming

Spring is a great time for doing gardening, yard work, and some tree care in Woodbridge. It’s also when most people think about getting dead or dying trees removed. But these early spring months are also when animals are nesting, often in those very trees that you want to chop down: Tree-trimming season dangerous for […]

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

When you live in an area like Gainesville most people have the luxury of a backyard. This opens up a lot of options for creating an outdoor living or entertaining space that you might not have living in a Fairfax townhouse. The two perhaps most important things to keep in mind when considering transforming your […]

Helping Deforestation in America

When you live in a highly populated, urban area like Leesburg it often feels like there’s nothing you can do to help with deforestation problems in America. You can’t plant a tree in any of the public areas. If you’ve got a small yard with a tree or two you can talk to a Leesburg tree […]

“April Showers Bring May Flowers…”

If you’re thinking of adding a garden to your Centreville home this year, now is the time to start. The weather is still cool but we should have seen the last of overnight freezes. To start off, decide if you want a flower or vegetable garden, and do a little research into what grows best […]

Leesburg Curb Appeal

Curb appeal: that loved and dreaded phrase. We all want our homes to have nice curb appeal but too often just don’t have the time and energy to put into it. And then the day comes when you have to put your house on the market and you realize you haven’t trimmed a tree or […]

National Arbor Day This Friday!

Want to make a difference in your Gainesville community? Why not start with something simple? Celebrate the 2014 National Arbor Day this Friday by planting a tree! National Arbor Day, celebrated in 40 different countries, was originated in order to encourage people to plant and care for trees: Make a friend for life by planting […]