Quality landscaping

The Great Outdoors, LLC. provides both residential and commercial landscaping services to property owners throughout Charlottesville and Central Virginia.  We offer high quality landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for the discerning client.  As a full service landscape contractor, we minimize your need to hire multiple companies to complete the job.  

Our Mission:

We are dedicated to providing premier workmanship, quality plants, and outstanding customer service.  Through education and practicing current green industry techniques, we can help our clients get the most out of their landscape at a very competitive price. 

 

We strive to utilize native plants that are well adapted to our climate which also supports our local ecosystem.  Call us today to arrange an in-home consultation to see how we can help bring nature into your backyard.

Landscape Maintenance, Hardscape & Turf Solutions

We offer solutions for the most demanding sites, whether its an overgrown landscape, weed-choked lawn, need for more outdoor living space, or simply a drainage issue, we can help.

 

You have only one shot at that critical 'first impression'. Make it a great one! The landscaping of your property is the first thing noticed by friends and visitors, and that's where we come in.

 

Put our staff of highly-trained and certified professionals to work to produce and maintain an aesthetically pleasing, properly functioning landscape. 

 



 

 

Certifications & Training

 When you call the Great Outdoors to help you can rest assured you're hiring a quality company. 

 

  • The Great Outdoors is a certified Horticulturist by the VNLA (Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association).  

  • We are a Virginia Certified Landscape Designer by the VSLD (Virginia Society of Landscape Designers). 

  • We are an active member of the PLA (Piedmont Landscape Association).  

  • We are certified by the VDACS (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer services).

  • We are licensed by Virginia's DPOR (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation)  

 

 

Latest Projects

Shade Garden
landscape plants
boulder steps
flagstone patio
timber retaining wall
Herb Garden
privacy trellis
retaining wall
stepping stones
stone wall
planter boxes
Entertainment space
Perennial Garden
Front Walkway
Curb Appeal
Rock Garden
Charlottesville Sitting Area
Remodeling the landscape
Water Feature
Landscape Steps
Native Planting
Landscape Steps
Stacked Stone Wall
Front Foundation Planting
Timber Retaining Wall
Stepping Stones
Stone Patio Seatwall
Hot Tub Base
Fall Turf Work & Mulching
Courtyard Fountain
Shade Garden
landscape plants
boulder steps
flagstone patio
timber retaining wall
Herb Garden
privacy trellis
retaining wall
stepping stones
stone wall
planter boxes
Entertainment space
Perennial Garden
Front Walkway
Curb Appeal
Rock Garden
Charlottesville Sitting Area
Remodeling the landscape
Water Feature
Landscape Steps
Native Planting
Landscape Steps
Stacked Stone Wall
Front Foundation Planting
Timber Retaining Wall
Stepping Stones
Stone Patio Seatwall
Hot Tub Base
Fall Turf Work & Mulching
Courtyard Fountain
About Us
Services:
Let's Meet

We're a small company dedicated to providing premier workmanship, quality plants, and outstanding customer service.

 

Owner, Graham Howe has his degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, is a Virginia Certified Landscape Designer and is also a Virginia Certified Horticulturist. 



Click here to see more of our work.

Landscape Services:

- Landscape Design & Consultation
- Landscape Installation 

- Landscape Maintenance

 

Turf Care:
- Soil Analysis 

- Pre-Emergent and Post-Emergent Applications

- Liming & Fertilization Treatment

- Core Aeration, Seeding, Sod Installation

 

Hardscape Services:

- Patio & Wall construction

- Stepping Stone installation

- Privacy, Ornamental, & Deer Fencing 

- Garden Boxes

 

Other Services:

- Drainage Services

- Property Maintenance

- Leaf Removal

- Powerwashing

 

 

"We bring nature back to the urban landscape"

Call us for a free quote
434 - 218 - 1215

 

Outdoor Living Space

Flagstone Patio with timber edging, and low maintenance landscape plantings.