7 Ways to Go Green Now

1. Cash in on the barrel-head

Let us connect one or more barrels to your rain gutters and you can use your roof runoff to cut down on water use.  Some municipalities will even give you a rebate for your barrels.

2. Go native

Let us convert some of your high-maintenance lawn to a low-maintenance planting bed using native shrubs and perennials.  Native plants are often more drought resistant than exotic ornamentals and they also stand up better to deer!  Using natives also preserves the natural character of the Virginia landscape. 

3. Garden in the rain

We can design and install a rain garden to capture and filter roof and pavement runoff. Why let all that precious water go down the storm drain when it can recharge your watertable?

4. Try tree-conditioning

We can help you save on heating and cooling costs by siting and planting deciduous trees that shade the house in the summer, and evergreen trees that block cold winter winds.

5. Replace high-maintenance shrubs

Do you have overgrown foundation plants that require constant pruning and attention?  Let us replace them with a correctly sized shrub so you can save wear and tear on your electric clippers.

6. Take it slow

Our SloGreen program can cut down on lawn mowing and shrub trimming.  A few applications of growth inhibitor each year is all you need to keep plants under control.

7. Compost, compost, compost!

No landscape is complete without a compost area. But it does not need to be a mess. We can help you find a suitable location and build a compost bin that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

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Always Helpful

Brian came out last week to try to assess a problem we are having in our yard.  He arrived on time, was extremely courteous and took a considerable amount of time analyzing our situation.  While he was unable to reach a solution, he did take the time to research and recommend another business that might be able to help us.  That kind of customer service will make us more likely to call on Hertzler & George if other issues arise.  Thanks, Brian!


Five Stars All Around

We hired H&G to help us re-do our landscaping after a different local landscaping company did a sub par job with plant selections and installations. That company also was very hard to deal with. H&G stepped right up with Jennifer creating a new planting scheme comprising of native plants with some we had never seen before and which we love! She is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to work with – a true landscaping charm! Jon did the installations and also did a fantastic job. He was very meticulous on planting and finishing the job neatly with mulch. Unlike that other company’s installer, Jon left us extremely happy with the job done. Customer service on the phone – pleasant, patient and helpful. The only, and ever so minor aspect of their work, is they don’t offer a guarantee on the plants or install. I suppose that’s becoming industry standard. However, now looking over all the plantings with a bit of time passing, I am confident that there won’t need to be any replacements. Watering is of course the key element. Thank you H&G, the country cottage landscaping we’ve wanted is now ours – FIVE STARS!

Chris Dombrowski
Ford's Colony | Homeowner

True professionals

Had these guys build a surface-grade patio in May 2023. They looked at the project, sent me a proposed scope of work and contract via email, took a deposit of 1/2 the total via bank transfer. They set a date weeks later to start the job. They showed up on time, worked professionally and cleaned up at the end of the day. Whole job took 3 days, and they even replaced all the patio furniture on the last day. The final product was precisely what I asked for, done in a high-quality, workmanlike way.

H&G are not the cheapest guys out there, but for the extra money you get a professional product, professionally executed, on time, on budget. Honestly: I don’t think it gets any better than that.


Ken Blakely

Beyond Satisfied

We had an ugly uneven weedy patio and a driveway that needed reshaping and gravel. The transformation is stunning. Your representative Brian was patient and helpful in designing repairs to our satisfaction and your work crew was exceptional. Edwardo the work site foreman was extremely knowledgeable and professional and created a beautiful patio. His crew was superior.

Tim & Cynthia Porter

Joe Hertzler goes the extra mile

Hertzler and George were contracted to perform some landscaping for a seller of mine to get the home ready to show. They had just finished an extensive re-landscaping of the next door neighbors entire yard. I was very impressed by their attention to detail and their desire to satisfy their client. Joe Hertzler goes the extra mile to achieve complete client satisfaction. They provide a complete mix of landscaping design services and maintenance of existing landscaping

Tim Parker
Liz Moore Real Estate