We have seen unseasonably warm temperatures in and around Washington DC. There are daffodils smiling in the sunshine and tulips starting to show their heads. You know what that means? Get outside and enjoy the view! If your outdoor living situation has been a bit lackluster or even non-existent, now is the time to start planning a stylish and durable outdoor design for living, dining and entertaining. Expanding your livable space outdoors make sense for our moderate climate and adds value to your home. Plus, you get a “bigger” house! Megan Blake Design offers outdoor design for living spaces – we will hand-pick and customize comfortable seating arrangements, set up inviting dining areas, cast beautiful glows with perfect lighting, add patterns and personality with seat cushions and durable accessories. The sky is the limit. We’d like to take your landscape there.
Contact us at MBD for your outdoor design needs today! 202-688-1311 or email us at email@example.com.
As pet parents honor this week by assessing animal toxins in their homes, the ASPCA wants to remind us to take care when planning (or planting) their springtime gardens, too. Our furry friends can come in to alot of danger when accidentally ingesting or coming into contact with garden-related products, insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants.So, let’s save our furry family members with some helpful and healthy tips from the ASPCA:
- When designing and planting your green space, keep in mind that many popular outdoor plants—including sago palm, rhododendron and azalea—are toxic to cats and dogs, and may cause liver failure or heart problems. These are blooming now so keep puppies and elderly pups at bay.
- When walking your dog, take care to keep Fido off the grass and away from toxic lawn and garden products. Cocoa mulch—a byproduct of chocolate—is especially problematic because it attracts dogs with its sweet smell and can cause them gastrointestinal distress or more serious neurological problems if consumed in large quantities.