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How Much Does Lawn Care Cost in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA and Surrounding Areas?

Posted On: June 20,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

If you’ve never hired a lawn care service in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA, or any of its surrounding areas, then you most likely don’t have any idea what to expect to pay. If you’ve started any initial research or asked for a few quotes you might be shocked just how much the cost of lawn care can vary from a few hundred dollars to several thousand per year. It’s admittedly confusing but lawn care is one of those services where there isn’t a “set rate.” That’s because comparing two different lawn care companies is like comparing apples to oranges. 

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Reputable Landscaping Companies vs. Fly-By-Night Landscapers: 11 Red Flags to Watch For

Posted On: June 15,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

We know there are a lot of landscaping companies in Aldie, Ashburn, and Leesburg, VA. In fact, you may even feel a bit overwhelmed with so many options that you wind up settling on someone without much research into their background. We want to urge the importance of doing adequate research when it comes to hiring a quality landscape professional. Unfortunately there are a lot of fly-by-night landscapers out there that could leave you high and dry.

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An Honest Review of Landscaping Maintenance Services in Ashburn, Aldie and Leesburg, VA

Posted On: June 07,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

One of the biggest misconceptions about the companies offering landscaping maintenance services in Ashburn, Aldie, and Leesburg, VA is that they’re all alike. On the surface these companies might appear similar or even offer many of the same services. But the truth is that there are a variety of factors that go into a company and its service offerings. This is why you’ll find that prices can vary dramatically even within the same marketplace.

If you’re considering hiring a company to perform landscape maintenance services for your Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA home, we challenge you to dig deeper in your exploration of what’s out there. Look beneath the surface to get to the bottom of what makes the companies you’re comparing different.

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The Best Pool Patio Material: Comparing Natural Stone, Pavers and Concrete

Posted On: May 25,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

The patio surrounding your pool is a key element of the entire pool design, though it’s often given a lot less thought than it should. It’s where you’ll lounge while watching your kids play or while you’re taking a break from your own swim.

It may even be a place where you set up a table and chairs to enjoy poolside summer meals and snacks. The pool patio may just be one part of the project but it winds up being key to whether your pool is fully enjoyed or not.

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12 Lawn Care Secrets for the Best Yard on the Block

Posted On: May 16,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

Have you ever wondered what makes one lawn look so much healthier than another? It could even be in your own neighborhood- maybe even your next-door neighbor. While a lot of people think that getting a nice lawn is pretty simple to do, the truth of the matter is that there is both a science and an art behind a superb lawn and it’s not as easy to achieve as you might think.

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A Step By Step Guide to Landscape Design for your Ashburn, Aldie or Leesburg, VA Home

Posted On: May 09,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

As you get started with your outdoor living project, there is a tremendous amount of value in having a professional landscape design completed. While many landscape companies build without a design, this can lead to problems such as faulty construction, bad material choices, or spatial problems (perhaps a patio that is too small or one that doesn’t take nearby tree growth into account).

You could also wind up with something completely different than what you envisioned. If you don’t work through a design with your landscape contractor, you won’t have had the opportunity to see things in advance and make decisions on what you like (and don’t like).

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The 10 Best Landscape Maintenance Tasks and When They Should Be Done in Northern Virginia

Posted On: April 25,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

There is a lot that goes into maintaining a landscape. Even if you’re just trying to keep up with the bare minimum, it can be a lot of work. That’s because landscapes are not self sustaining. And because they’re always evolving and growing, there are always tasks that need to be done.

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An Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit: Which is Best for My Ashburn, Aldie or Leesburg, VA Backyard?

Posted On: April 18,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

All fire features have some of the same allure including their ability to throw light and heat onto your outdoor living space as well as their magnetic draw. Everyone seems to love gathering around a fire for both its looks and its warmth.

While both an outdoor fireplace or fire pit would give you these same benefits, you might be trying to figure out which is the better option for your backyard. There are definitely some key points to take into consideration as you try to determine which is best for your home in Ashburn, Aldie, Leesburg, VA or surrounding areas.

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Finally! Organic Tick Control and Natural Mosquito Control that Really Works

Posted On: April 06,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

Diseases that mosquitoes and ticks carry are both scary and real. Although the Zika virus in particular has gotten a lot of press since first emerging in Brazil in 2015 and its rapid spreading to the United States, that’s only one of a number of serious insect-borne diseases out there.

Among the others, some of the more notable include West Nile, Dengue, Lyme, Malaria, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. These diseases can have serious side effects and in rare cases even be fatal.

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Review of the Best Landscaping Companies in Ashburn, Aldie and Leesburg, VA

Posted On: April 04,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

If you’re in the market to hire a landscape company, you’ve probably realized how much work is involved in the research process alone. Searching for a landscape company can be an exhausting process of reading online reviews, asking for referrals, and perusing websites. But it’s important to put in that due diligence.

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