Rock Landscaping Contractor Who Understands the Personality of Rocks

Do rocks really have personalities? Not really, since they are not alive. But, rocks do have perceived personalities. People have actually conducted research on the emotional perceptions of different types of rocks. They asked a group of people to match personalities with types of rocks. From those responses they determined that when people see certain types of rocks, they automatically have an emotional response. Read more »

Working with a Master Plan

A comprehensive master plan can be an excellent investment before starting any landscape project. The cost of a master plan is relatively low compared to construction costs. “Utilizing a master plan through the planning process, you can be sure that all of your landscape investments will be geared towards your family’s long-term goals for the property.”-Tom Nugent, ASLA, Residential Sales Consultant, Chapel Valley Landscape. Read more »


A pergola is a structure in the landscape that consists of posts supporting rafters across the top. Pergolas are often found with vines or plant material growing up and over the structure. They are a great addition to the landscape and can either stand-alone or be attached to a home, providing a connection between spaces and create a sitting area or outdoor room. Read more »

Chapel Valley Designs & Installs A Natural Learning Garden at the Congressional Schools of Virginia

Chapel Valley Landscape Company has partnered with The Congressional Schools of Virginia located in Falls Church to install their new “Giant’s Reading Garden”. The project included the design and installation of new landscaping for the area at the school located on Sleepy Hollow Road.

The “Giant’s Reading Garden” is the first phase of an overall landscape plan for The Outdoor Learning Center and Discovery Trail. Congressional Schools of Virginia considers these areas “A 40- Acre Opportunity… To Learn…  To Play…To Grow” for the students which range in age from pre-school to 8th grade. Read more »