Plant and Protect | Buffer Landscaping Adds Beauty and Helps Keep SML Clean

Responsible riparian stewardship has been gospel on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake for three decades or more—and the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) has been one of the bodies ...
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All the Light Moves | Outdoor Lighting Takes Your Property from Dark to Dazzling

Owning a lake home, whether a full-time residence or weekend retreat, is usually the culmination of years of thought, planning and saving. A beautiful lake house is a dream realized, ...
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Superb Herbs

Whether you have a large landscape, an intimate garden or no garden at all, there’s no reason you can’t grow your own herbs. Herbs are easy to plant and maintain, ...
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Keep Your Cool: Shade Structures Offer Respite From Sun’s Rays

Virginia certainly enjoys each of its four seasons—with bright sun playing a major role in at least three of the four. Whether you use the opportunity of a warm sunny ...
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Buzz Off! Natural Mosquito Repellents

The buzz of a mosquito can send mere mortals running indoors. The incessant buzz … buzz … buzz in our ears is more than some of us can stand. The ...
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Less Grass, More Fun

One of the delights of our part of the world is the rolling terrain. Grassy fields and hills provide scenic vistas aplenty, and nowhere is this more evident than around ...
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Chatham Garden Club: Hosts Historic Garden Day April 24,2015

Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during The Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, known as “America’s Largest Open ...
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Perk Up Your Pier: Container Gardening at the Lake

One of the best and easiest ways to liven up your landscaping, particularly in a lakeside setting, is with a container garden. Container gardens bring color to a porch, entryway, ...
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