Thomas Landscapes

Thomas Landscapes Thomas Landscapes is a full-service landscape design and maintenance firm with over twenty years of experience.

Design with Excellence Thomas Landscapes is a full-service landscape design and maintenance firm with over twenty years of experience, specializing in professional and individually tailored work in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We offer a comprehensive design and implementation process, creating formal and informal landscapes and gardens in any a variety of environments: patios & roof gardens, townhomes and single family homes. We transform landscapes into works of art. Founder and President Derek Thomas is a certified professional horticulturalist and Master Gardener, a member of the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, and a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers; he is licensed through the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He received his formal training in Landscape Design from the USDA Graduate School. Derek, a native of Trinidad, W.I., has been part of the Washington, D.C. Community for most of his life. There is a lot of competition out there, and knowing that your landscaping company is professional and competent is increasingly important. At Thomas Landscapes we strive to help you achieve the look and feel you want, and reach the goals and dreams you set for your landscapes and gardens. We look forward to helping you realize your landscaping dreams.

The Whimsical Pixie
05/01/2020

The Whimsical Pixie

Get out those gardening tools ... sunscreen .. and maybe a hat!!

How Crafting With My Kids Is Keeping Me Sane Right Now
05/01/2020
How Crafting With My Kids Is Keeping Me Sane Right Now

How Crafting With My Kids Is Keeping Me Sane Right Now

It’s late Sunday morning and our kitchen table is covered with pipe cleaners, dot markers, glue sticks, and egg cartons. My girls are busy attempting…

Lemon Blueberry Bread
05/01/2020
Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Tangy lemon and sweet blueberries blend perfectly in this easy Lemon Blueberry Bread. We recommend freezing the fresh blueberries you pick so you can always have them on hand to make this simple and sensational bread!

19 Clever Ways to Organize Bathroom Cabinets for a Quicker Morning Routine
04/30/2020
19 Clever Ways to Organize Bathroom Cabinets for a Quicker Morning Routine

19 Clever Ways to Organize Bathroom Cabinets for a Quicker Morning Routine

Well-organized cabinets are the key to smoother mornings and relaxing evenings. Bring order to your vanity drawers, medicine cabinet, and under-sink area with clever bathroom cabinet organization ideas. These smart strategies will help you store more in a small space.

What Counts As Exercise?
04/30/2020
What Counts As Exercise?

What Counts As Exercise?

Reframe how you define exercise. See what counts as exercise. Once you get going, you’ll find exercise in surprising places! Read more about natural ways to improve your health.

75 Heartfelt Mother's Day Gift Ideas You Can Make This Year
04/29/2020
75 Heartfelt Mother's Day Gift Ideas You Can Make This Year

75 Heartfelt Mother's Day Gift Ideas You Can Make This Year

Mom will cherish these DIY Mother's Day gifts for years to come. With easy crafts like bath bombs, homemade chocolate truffles, and free printable artwork, our homemade Mother's Day gift ideas will please any mom or grandmother. We even have some adorable handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas for kids!

29 Mother's Day Crafts Kids Can Make at Home
04/29/2020
29 Mother's Day Crafts Kids Can Make at Home

29 Mother's Day Crafts Kids Can Make at Home

Let the kiddos create a special gift to show Mom how much they love her this Mother's Day. These Mother's Day craft ideas go way beyond macaroni necklaces. Get our best handmade Mother's Day gift ideas here.

Sourdough Starters and Recipes
04/29/2020
Sourdough Starters and Recipes

Sourdough Starters and Recipes

How To Make Sourdough Starter. No-yeast recipe (wild yeast), commercial yeast recipe, and easy recipes using your starter for bread, cake, and pancakes!

23 Totally Free Ways to Decorate with What You Already Have
04/28/2020
23 Totally Free Ways to Decorate with What You Already Have

23 Totally Free Ways to Decorate with What You Already Have

Redecorating your home doesn't require all new furniture and accessories. You can completely revamp your space by simply restyling it with items you already own. For an instant, no-cost update, refresh your existing furnishings and work ordinary objects into your decor with these easy tricks.

Home Decorating Projects
04/27/2020
Home Decorating Projects

Home Decorating Projects

Want to give your home a mini makeover in a weekend? Check out these simple decorating projects for inspiration.

24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long
04/26/2020
24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long

24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long

What blooms with what? That's one of the big questions gardeners struggle with. This list of best perennial plant combinations will help you create the most eye-catching pairing and fill your garden with color throughout the seasons.

Peonies
04/26/2020
Peonies

Peonies

Peony Plant Guide for tips on planting, growing, and caring for peony flowers in the garden.

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
04/26/2020
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers

What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers mean love, hope, healing, and good luck? See the Almanac's complete list of Flower Meanings and Plant Symbolism. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for a weddin

19 of the Earliest Blooms to Look for in Spring
04/25/2020
19 of the Earliest Blooms to Look for in Spring

19 of the Earliest Blooms to Look for in Spring

Early spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming. These bulbs, perennials, and trees provide a splash of color before many other plants have started to leaf out after a long winter. Once you spot these blooms, you'll know it's soon time to get back to work in your garden!

Lilies
04/24/2020
Lilies

Lilies

With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and garden from early to midsummer. Learn how to plant, grow, and care for lilies with this growing guide from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Banana Nut Bread
04/24/2020
Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

This Banana Nut Bread recipe won the blue ribbon at the Oklahoma State Fair. It’s hard to beat this bread for rich banana flavor. Did know: Banana bread is a recipe rooted in American history? Read on. Like San Francisco sourdough, banana bread is a very American baked good. As the Smithsonian sta...

How"s everyone doing?MOONMOTHAfrican Moon MothUnknown photographer
04/23/2020

How"s everyone doing?

MOONMOTH

African Moon Moth
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Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
04/22/2020
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees

Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees

Learn how to maintain a backyard bee house for native, solitary bees—like mason bees—which can improve your garden's crop and flower yields significantly.

Earth Day 2020
04/22/2020
Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 is Wednesday, April 22! This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this day. On Earth Day, enjoy the lovely scent of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or simply enjoy companionship with nature!

A request from Valerie Cook....
04/22/2020
Plants that Attract Butterflies

A request from Valerie Cook....

Here is a list of plants that attract butterflies, with their respective common and Latin names, from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

14 Giant Perennials That Will Make a Big Impact in Your Garden
04/21/2020
14 Giant Perennials That Will Make a Big Impact in Your Garden

14 Giant Perennials That Will Make a Big Impact in Your Garden

Extra-tall perennials can quickly create a living privacy screen, hide an ugly fence, or add a beautiful backdrop for smaller plants to have a moment. These species all can grow 6 feet tall or more, and when in bloom, they'll really take your garden to new heights.

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
04/20/2020
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard

Yes, ANYONE can take action to support pollinators, which provide us with much of our food supply! See 10 ways to make your yard or garden more pollinator friendly.

Big Gardening Ideas For Small Spaces
04/19/2020
Big Gardening Ideas For Small Spaces

Big Gardening Ideas For Small Spaces

Spatially challenged and think you can't garden? Think again! These small-space gardening ideas will get you growing your own delicious and nutritious food in no time!

15 Tricks for Gardening With Limited Supplies
04/18/2020
15 Tricks for Gardening With Limited Supplies

15 Tricks for Gardening With Limited Supplies

If you are itching to get your hands dirty but have few gardening supplies on hand and hesitate to head to the store, take a look around the house and yard. You may find many items that can be repurposed into just what you need. Here are some cheap tips

Cream of Green Pea Soup
04/18/2020
Cream of Green Pea Soup

Cream of Green Pea Soup

Our Cream of Green Pea Soup has only seven ingredients. The soup’s pretty spring color is perfect for the season! Make with fresh or frozen peas. Enjoy on its own or as a starter for a special spring meal!

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