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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

Loudoun County Pool Builders Create the Ultimate Leesburg, VA Backyard

Oftentimes when a yard is sloped or oddly shaped, it can be difficult to utilize. That was the case with this Loudon County backyard, which was sloped sharply in two different directions with more than six-feet in elevation changes.

Though the homeowners felt they’d found their forever home when moving here, they knew that they would need a creative and effective solution to make their yard functional.

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My Lawn Care Isn't Working: 8 Things That Sabotage Results at Your Northern VA Home

If you’re investing in professional lawn care, you might expect that your lawn is always going to look fantastic. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. 

There are often other factors that drastically impact results. Although some believe that a lawn care service for your home in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA is a fix-all solution, the fact is, it’s not.

There are some mistakes and improper practices that could be sabotaging your dreams of a beautiful lawn. Here they are.

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10 Character Traits That are Perfect for New Lawn Care or Landscaping Careers

The lawn and landscape industry can be an exciting place to begin a career. It’s a great opportunity for those who can’t imagine spending their days being confined to four walls or sitting behind a computer to be able to spend their days outside. Many also find it a satisfying career because of the pride felt with a job well done. You can really see the fruits of your labor when creating and maintaining outdoor living areas.

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Why Fiberglass Pools Are a Bad Idea (and What's a Better Option for My Northern Virginia Home)

If you’re thinking about installing an inground pool at your Northern Virginia home, then you might be looking at different options. There are a lot of decisions to make, including the type of swimming pool materials. 

The last thing that you want to do is make a bad choice when it comes to a project as important as your pool. After all, a pool is a big investment and you want to be happy with the decision you've made for many years to come.

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What's the Best Grass Seed for My Lawn in Northern Virginia?

When you picture the lawn of your dreams, you certainly aren’t picturing one with thinned out areas, discoloration, or weeds popping up. You’re imagining a lawn that the neighbors envy—that is, one that is thick, green, and weed-free. 

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Treating Your Lawn and Watering After Aeration and Overseeding: Tips for Northern Virginia Homeowners

Aeration and overseeding are two of the best things that you can do to promote your lawn’s optimal health and achieve the best possible results. 

If you’ve already invested in this service, you may not know that the way in which you handle watering after aeration and overseeding can have a huge impact on those results.

Ultimately, a great-looking lawn is a team effort. While your lawn aerating service in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA can do everything in their power to perform your aeration and overseeding perfectly, ultimately you also hold some of the responsibility for the results on your end.

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Tick and Mosquito Control Methods That May Be Bad Ideas or Have Minimal Results

When it comes to threatening pests like ticks and mosquitoes, you want a solution that works. Having to worry about disease-carrying pests lurking around your property is simply a concern that you don’t want to deal with. After all, you should be able to enjoy your time outside.

The desire to find mosquito control solutions or tick control remedies often leads homeowners to search what’s out there. And the truth is, there’s a lot. A quick internet search of “tick and mosquito control” brings up dozens and dozens of ideas. But the fact is, many of these ideas are ineffective and some are downright bad ideas.

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5 Telltale Signs of Great Pool Builders in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA

Whether you’ve been dreaming about your future pool for a long time or it’s a newer item on your wishlist, either way, you want to find the best company to make that dream a reality—better than you can even envision.

The first step is finding a pool company. There are a lot of pool builders in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA. But what makes a pool builder great?

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What's Eating My Lawn? 3 of the Usual Insect Suspects in Northern Virginia

Posted On: July 18,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

When lawn insects make a meal out of your grass, it can be incredibly frustrating. After all, it’s a major barrier standing in your way to a great-looking lawn. 

These lawn destroying insects will ultimately wind up killing your grass if they’re not stopped in their tracks. Unfortunately, lawn pest damage often goes unnoticed until it becomes severe. If your grass is suddenly turning brown, you might be wondering whether your lawn has become an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Great Falls, VA Hardscaping Case Study: A Welcoming Paver Driveway

Posted On: July 11,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to entertaining and hosting others, even the front yard requires some thought. Considering the fact that this Great Falls, VA family enjoys entertaining and often has multiple cars parked in their driveway, they needed a bigger hardscaped space. 

The decision to redesign (and ultimately widen) their driveway, also lead them to consider some unique options for hardscaping at their Great Falls, VA home. The result was an impressive aesthetic upgrade.

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