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Todd Thomasson

Todd Thomasson, founded Rock Water Farm Landscapes & Hardscapes in 2005. Having grown up with hard working parent role models and a strong work ethic, Todd put his Landscape & Turf Management degree from Virginia Tech into action as the lead stone mason and landscape designer for the new company. Over the years, the responsibility and opportunity of running this company has been shared with other members of the Rock Water Farm team, launching one of the leading property maintenance companies in Loudoun County. Todd is still rooted in his passion for design/build projects and continues to run the company, working with clients to design, build and maintain perfect outdoor spaces with his team.

Recent Posts

Pool Pictures and Ideas to Inspire Your Ultimate Backyard in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA

Posted On: June 29,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

If you’ve been dreaming about installing a pool, then you’re probably looking for pool ideas to get a sense of what might work best in your backyard. You want to make sure that you’re creating a space that can be enjoyed to the fullest.

That’s why we invite you to take a little tour through the pool picture ideas we’ve gathered after years of designing and building custom swimming pools.

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Does My Lawn Need Aeration? Lawn Care Tips for South Riding, VA

Posted On: June 25,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Keeping your lawn looking its best requires a number of different lawn care services. One of the most important—that people often don’t know about (or realize the importance)—is lawn aeration. Lawn aeration has been called the “secret to a great lawn” because of how much it does to help your lawn grow lush and thick. But it’s not uncommon for homeowners to have a lot of questions about this service, including whether their lawn really needs it.

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Pools & Lawns: How to Have the Best of Both Worlds at Your Northern VA Home

Posted On: June 15,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

The lawn and landscape around a pool is an important aspect to your overall enjoyment of your backyard. You might be someone that loves having a lawn both for its beauty but also the functional space that it allows you. Being able to play yard games when you and your family (or friends) are not in the pool might be part of your entertainment. Or perhaps you have a pet that needs to use the lawn.

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8 Bright Ideas for Landscape Lighting at Your Home in Great Falls, Ashburn, or Leesburg, VA

Posted On: June 11,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Picture this—the sun is setting and your property is beginning to get dark. In perfect timing, your landscape lighting starts to come on with beautifully lit and strategic uplighting on trees, just the right amount of light to illuminate walkways and stairs, and beautiful accent lighting on the architecture of your home.

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12 of the Best Low Maintenance Trees, Shrubs, & Plants for Ashburn, Aldie, & Leesburg, VA

Posted On: June 01,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Whether you have your property cared for by a professional or not, chances are, you want plants that look great and perform well without a tremendous amount of upkeep. You don’t want to choose plants that need an overwhelming amount of care and that will struggle in your landscape unless perfectly maintained.

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4 Steps to Create the Ultimate Pool Design For Your Backyard in Great Falls, VA

Posted On: May 20,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Are you dreaming of a swimming pool in your backyard near Great Falls, VA? Nothing quite transforms a yard into a personal paradise like a pool and whether it’s something you’ve been thinking about and working toward for a long time—or it’s a new dream—you might be wondering what’s involved in starting the process. 

More specifically, how do you go from that dream idea in your head to jumping into that actual swimming pool in your backyard?

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The 5 Best Landscaping Design Companies in Great Falls, VA

Posted On: May 14,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

If you’ve started the search for great landscaping designers in Great Falls, VA, then you might be feeling overwhelmed by your options. There are a lot of companies to choose from and you want to be able to feel confident you’re making a wise selection. After all, when it comes to your finished outdoor living project, you want it to be everything you dreamed it could be (and more)! 

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5 of the Worst Lawn Weeds in South Riding, Chantilly, and Centreville, VA (and What to Do)

Posted On: May 12,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to spending time outdoors, weeds are a major source of frustration. Not only are lawn weeds an eyesore to you, but they can give other people the impression that your lawn is not being properly cared for and that’s an embarrassment. If you are out to have a lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, then weeds are a roadblock standing in your way.

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Considering Patio Cost: Prices & Info for Ashburn, Great Falls, and Haymarket, VA

Posted On: May 06,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to a great outdoor living space, your patio is at the heart of it all. Whether you go on to add additional features like an outdoor kitchen or a pool, you’ll still find that the patio is the place where everyone gathers. It’s where you can socialize with friends, enjoy outdoor meals, or even just relax by yourself. Hardscaped patio space is so important to functional outdoor designs that some homeowners even incorporate more than one patio into their complete space.

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Weed Control Fails: 7 Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid at Your Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA Home

Posted On: April 30,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle against weeds? This can be incredibly frustrating, particularly if you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing is working. The weeds just keep on coming.

This is a major problem. Unwanted weeds not only impact the overall aesthetics of your property but they also compete with your healthy, desirable grass for air, water, and nutrients. When too many weeds invade, they can weaken your lawn as a whole.

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