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The Latest

James River Nurseries recently landscaped the new clubhouse in The Neighborhood at Libbie Mill.  Complete with community room, fitness facility, kitchen, swimming pool, bocce court and community garden, this latest amenity in Libbie Mill will surely be a big hit with the residents of The Neighborhood at Libbie Mill.

It's clear Gumenick Properties, developer of the community, is full steam ahead when it comes to doing all things necessary to make Libbie Mill a highly desirable place to live, work and play.

With a combination of apartments, homes, retail, library, lake and green spaces, the clubhouse adds just one more dimension to this successful community.

We'd like to thank everyone at Gumenick Properties for allowing JRN to be the landscape contractor for such a dynamic and multifaceted community!

James River Nurseries was proud to be selected hardscape contractor for a major outdoor renovation at the Westwood Club.

Renovations, estimated at $3 million dollars, included demolishing the existing swimming pool and constructing a new pool as well as a sports court to be used for basketball, pickleball and wall ball.  They also renovated and enlarged the outdoor bar area of the club.

Our role in the project included constructing patios, fire pits, retaining walls, pool decking, firepace and more!  We'd like to extend our gratitude to RVA Construction, the general contractor, for selecting James River Nurseries to be the hardscape contractor for this impressive project.

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Landscaping isn't just about the curb appeal of your property!  With a strategic landscape design, your wallet could be thanking you when it comes to time to pay your energy bill.

We recently ran across a great video shared by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) describing just how landscaping can help any home achieve greater energy efficiency.

We hope you find it informative.

At James River Nurseries, safety on the job is serious business, and we work hard each day to keep it a top of mind priority.  We know creating a culture centered around safety doesn't just happen, it needs to be cultivated.  We believe strong, steady leadership and guidance is essential in achieving the desired outcome of keeping everyone healthy and free from injury.

In that vein, we'd like to recognize Eddie Mann, our in-house Safety Director, for providing the needed leadership and guidance.  Eddie has a solid understanding of the fundamentals of workplace safety as well as what it takes to be OSHA compliant, and generously shares his knowledge to help us make strides toward a healthy and safe work environment.

At James River Nurseries, taking responsibility for the health & safety of ourselves and those around us is not something we take lightly and is a concept which serves our company and our clients very well.  We'd like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Eddie for his professionalism and commitment to our culture of health & safety.

In 2007, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved and designated a week in June as "National Pollinator Week."  Designed to address the urgent issue of pollinator populations, National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them.

"Pollination occurs when pollen grains are moved between two flowers of the same species, or within a single flower, by wind or animals that are pollinators.  Successful pollination, which may require visits by multiple pollinators to a single flower, results in healthy fruit and fertile seeds, allowing plants to reproduce.  Without pollinators, we simply wouldn't have many crops!"

According to the U.S. Forest Service, "pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce.  Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at!"  It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 bites of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators.