3686 Goldmiller Road, Bunker Hill, WV

Adorable three bedroom home for rent on 1 acre lot. Master bedroom features two attached baths, large soaking tub, and spacious closet. Living room includes fireplace with custom built in shelves and space for tv. Addition on back includes bar and wiring for speakers, perfect for entertaining. Large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast area and separate laundry room. Two car detached garage for extra storage and two driveways. Washer and dryer are as-is. No dogs, cats considered. Home is professionally managed

Offered for $1300/month

Presented by Meghan Pachas, Principal Broker WVB180040048

 

 

10119 Westford Dr, Vienna, VA 22182

Private country feeling while minutes Reston Town Center. Spacious four bedroom home located on close to 3 acres! Updates throughout including kitchen and baths. Enjoy the wooded views from the in ground pool. Lawn mowing and pool maintenance are included in rent. 3 miles to Reston Town Center and Silver line

Home is available for new occupants August 1st. No pets, please. 

Offered for $3900/month ***RENTED***

Presented by Meghan Pachas

 

10 Important Tips To Prepare Your Garden For Springtime

If you’re like most people, as soon as the weather starts to warm up, and the mornings are bright and sunny, you start thinking about your garden, and what you can do to have the most successful growing season ever! Soon, you’ll see little chutes begin to pop up, and before you know it, you’ll be eating fresh salads directly from your own garden every day.

Before you start your garden, though, here are a few tips to help you prepare, grow, and maintain your garden the best way possible starting right now!

1. Order early

A windy and rainy early spring day is the perfect time to get out the catalogues, and order your flower bulbs, and seeds. Every gardener has a few seed catalogues ready to offer inspiration and advice when picking just the right flowers and vegetables for your area. Keep in mind your sun/shade areas, your climate, and your soil when choosing bulbs and seeds.

2. Clean up

Before you even begin planting, you’ll need to clean up and clear out those old beds and borders. Turn over the soil to prepare for new planting, and add in organic matter such as compost, seasoned manure, or old grass clippings. This will create the healthiest soil for your garden to grow.

3. plan

It pays to rotate your planting areas when you are gardening vegetables. Grab a notebook and a pen, or use an online planner, to get an idea of where you’ll be planting your seeds to maximize the area you have to plant in. Take tips from seed catalogues regarding your growing period, and the zone you live in. Take into consideration how many hours of sunlight your garden will get on a daily basis. Good planning can make or break a successful vegetable garden.

4. greenhouse

If you’re a lucky gardener with a greenhouse, get out there and wash it down with a good disinfectant. Remember to wash down benches, trays, and pots, too, and keep it open over a couple of days to make sure it dries thoroughly.

5. start early

Begin starting seeds inside that need a longer growing season. You can start this in February or March, if you have a heat mat and lights. There are many flowers and vegetables that benefit from being started indoors, so do some research. Just about anything can be used as starter planters – even ice cube trays, pint milk cartons cut in half, yogurt cups, and/or toilet paper rolls cut in half and stood on end. The point is – start growing those seedlings!

6. pesky pests

Inspect your gardens carefully for any pests that have decided to over-winter there. The crowns of perennials are where many slugs, aphids, and snails take shelter over the winter. Clean out last year’s pots and if you see pests when you clean, consider purchasing parasitic nematodes as a protectant that won’t hurt your garden, only the pests.

7. move shrubs

Got a shrub or shrubs that you’d like to move? Now’s the time, while it’s still in its dormant stage. You’ll want to do this on a non-windy day so that the roots don’t dry out. Dig up as much of the root ball as possible, and this will mean digging a wide circle around the shrub. It’ll be able to establish itself much quicker if you do this. Don’t place them deeper than they were in their previous soil level, and when you’re done replanting them, give them a good drenching.

8. fix

As soon as the weather warms enough, get outside and repair garden boxes, raised beds, fences, trellises, and gates. These tasks aren’t what you’ll be wanting to do when planting time comes, so get them out of the way earlier rather than later, so you can enjoy your summer gardening. Enlist the help of high school students if you need an inexpensive way to get some of the bigger repairs completed without breaking your gardening bank.

9. garden tools

Clean them up with a disinfectant to stop the spread of disease from bacteria and fungus. Give them all a good sharpening, or take them to a local hardware store to do the job. You’ll enjoy your gardening more when you have clean, working tools to use.

10. compost

If you don’t already have a compost area – create one! You can either buy or make a bin, and you’ll have an awesome place for garden and organic food waste. Add in grass clippings, paper, and wood. As the compost breaks down, turn it each month, and soon it’ll be a boon to your garden.

By prepping your garden sites now, and doing some advanced planning, you’ll be ready to go when it comes time to get those seeds (or seedlings) in the ground.

203 Dundridge Dr, White Post, VA 22663

Contemporary single family home located on a private 5 acre wooded lot. Interior balcony overlooks spacious living room. Large wrap-around porch. Living room features wood burning stove.
Excellent location, private neighborhood that is minutes to Route 522.
Option to rent partially furnished. Pets considered case by case.

Offered for $2250/month Available for a new occupant May 1st

*RENTED*

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    Use This Spring Clean-Up Guide To Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    Spring has sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to get the outside of your home in top shape before the summer months. A little sprucing can go a long way with enhancing your home’s curb appeal. In fact a property’s outdoor appeal can dictate people’s home buying decision. And while it’s not always necessary to keep a perfectly manicured lawn and flawlessly trimmed trees and bushes, little updates and refreshers, such as washing the windows and re-painting the front door, can make a positive impact. Plus, yearly maintenance can prevent big, costly overhauls down the road.

    Use this infographic from The Grass People to hit all the bases—from the lawn and gardens to outdoor lighting and walkways.