Residential Garden Design
Ford's Colony Pergola
Find out how a new pergola transformed an aging deck.
Rain Garden Basics
Installing a rain garden is a great way to help protect our water quality.
First Colony Residence
Can you build in an RPA?
Visualize Your Project With Hertzler & George 3D Design
3d models can help you see your landscape before it's constructed.
A Back Yard Zen Garden
This relaxing retreat invites visitors to get up close and personal with plants.
A Front Yard Vegetable Garden
This beautiful vegetable garden is front and center.
Designing the Bones of Your Garden
If you plan ahead, your garden can look great in winter.
Forcing Spring-blooming Branches
A few tips on getting blooms to brighten your winter interiors.
Our Design Process
An explanation of how our design process works.
What Makes a Good Garden?
Take a 3-D tour through one of our designs.
Queen's Lake Case Study
Out of the box thinking creates a dramatic new entrance.
A Walled Entry Court
A brick walled entry court provides breathing space for owners and guests.
Groundcover for a Shady Backyard
What are some of the choices
Alternatives to grass
What can you use to replace a small area of grass?
Here are some tips for end-of-the-season cleanup.
Here are some ideas to get your garden looking good in winter.
A Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Take a 3-D tour through a conceptual plan for botanical garden.
How do we go about it?
Thoughts About Native Plants
Why natives are a good choice for landscape designs.
How We Design Your Outdoor Spaces
Listen to what Joe Hertzler had to say to about our design process on The Tide Radio 92.3 FM.
Lawns and Water Quality
Healthy lawns can be good for the bay.
Watering the lawn
How do I know if my lawn needs water?
Stiltgrass in my lawn
How do I get rid of it?
When to Plant Grass
Find out why spring is not a good time to do it.
Why do we seed at the rate we do?
Ways to Beat Summer Lawn Stress in Williamsburg
Learn about the typical problems for summer lawns.
How to Remove Bermuda Grass From Your Lawn
Watch how Hertzler & George can help remove that pesky Bermuda grass from your lawn.
How to Remove Mushrooms From Your Lawn
An entertaining video of how we recommend you remove the mushrooms that sprout up in your lawn.
Nimblewill In My Lawn
Can it be treated?
Find out about our approach to controlling weeds in a healthy lawn.
How to Water a New Lawn
Here's a step-by-step pdf that you can download.
Trees, Shrubs & Ornamentals
Shrub Pruning Calendar
A guide to successful pruning from Virginia Tech
Some tips from Cal Glaspie
Some tips from Cal Glaspie
Should you fertilize?
Don't Take Crapemyrtles for Granted!
Why we love crapemyrtles.
Dogwoods for Our Area
Here are some recommendations on the best varieties to plant.
How to Prune Ornamental Grasses
Take a look at this informative video.
Boxwoods on the Decline?
How to keep your boxwoods healthy.
Controlling with pre-emergents.
Starting Seeds Indoors
Some basic tips on getting started.
Girdling Tree Roots
Will they hurt my tree?
Here's a list of some great places to buy seeds.
Winter Pruning Tips
Here are some helpful guidelines on how to prune plants in the winter.
How to Control Weeds in Your Shrub Beds
A video showing how to deal with weeds.
Shrubs With Fall Interest For Williamsburg, Virginia
Suggested plants for fall color and fruit.
Tree Roots and Foundations
Which trees should I remove?
Are they a good alternative to mulch?
Using reclaimed materials
How it can save in so many ways.
Construction Stress or Construction Fun
Which would you rather have?
Venting and Waterproofing a Raised Terrace
Here are a couple ways to go about it.
Inexpensive Replacement Materials
Why they don't always stack up.
Our Hardscape Warranty
We stand behind our work.