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How Will the Warm Winter in Northern VA Impact Lawn Care?

Posted On: April 28,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

In Northern Virginia, we look forward to the warmer temperatures that come with the spring and summer seasons. However, there are certain years where the winter temperatures never really drop that much during the so-called “cold season.” Though that might have been nice in terms of getting to enjoy more time outdoors, you may be wondering what it will mean for your lawn?

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How to Make Grass Greener: Tips for Ashburn, Aldie, & Leesburg, VA

Posted On: April 14,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Nothing quite signifies a healthy and thriving lawn than when it has a bright and vibrant green color. When you’re able to achieve those lush results, you want everyone to see them. It’s the highlight of your property.

But whether you’re performing DIY lawn care or you’re working with a pro, when the lawn is not green, it’s easy to get frustrated—and frankly, maybe a little embarrassed, too. 

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How Does a Mild Winter in South Riding, VA Impact Your Landscaping?

Posted On: April 08,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Mild winters might be nice if you’re someone who doesn’t like the cold but they can definitely have an impact on your South Riding, VA landscaping in a variety of ways—some of which you might deem problematic. Being “ahead of schedule” may not only mean early grass growth and early blooming of some of your landscape plants, but it can also mean the unwanted appearance of weeds and pests.

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An Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit: Which is Best for My Northern Virginia Backyard?

Posted On: April 07,2020 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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5 Questions To Ask Before Designing & Building Your Outdoor Kitchen

Posted On: April 06,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Outdoor kitchens in Northern Virginia remain wildly popular. That’s probably because an outdoor kitchen vastly increases the amount of time you’re spending outside. It also makes the experience so much more enjoyable. Without having to go in and out of the house to prepare a meal and then bring it outside, you can now cook and dine al fresco.

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Do I Need a Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect in Great Falls, VA?

Posted On: April 03,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Design is at the heart of all great outdoor living projects. When you’re looking at your backyard and dreaming about its potential, it can be hard to imagine how it will all come together the way that you want it to.

This is where design is essential.

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4 of the Best South Riding, VA Landscaping Companies (an Honest Review)

Posted On: March 19,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

If you’re looking to hire a South Riding, VA landscaping company, you might have already realized just how many landscapers there are to choose from. While searching for the right company can be a lot of work, it’s worth it so that you ultimately end up with the best service. 

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Stone Walkway Ideas, Costs and Design Tips for Your Home in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA

Posted On: March 12,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Walkways are an important part of your landscape design. Not only do they serve a highly functional purpose of getting you from “Point A” to “Point B” around the property, but they also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of your landscape.

If it’s in the front yard, the walkway is one of the first things that people will see as they drive by or pull up to your home. That makes them an incredibly important factor in terms of curb appeal. In the backyard, a walkway helps contribute to the overall look and function of your outdoor living space.

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6 Lawn Problems Every Haymarket, Gainesville, or Warrenton, VA Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

Posted On: March 05,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

When your expectation is a lush green lawn, then you’re likely to be incredibly frustrated by any lawn problems that could be keeping you from that—particularly if you’re unsure why they might be happening.

Oftentimes problems with the lawn can seemingly spring up overnight—one day your grass looked just fine and suddenly it looks terrible. No matter what the case, you’d like to understand what’s going on.

First of all, you should recognize that you’re not alone. Lawn care is a lot more complicated than most people realize and getting to the bottom of what’s causing your lawn issues can be a complex undertaking involving some investigating and research. 

We’re delving into some of the lawn problems that you should be aware of and what could potentially be causing them so that you’ll have a better idea of how to get your lawn back on track with a lawn service that can help you fix these concerns.

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6 Lawn Care Secrets Every Haymarket, Gainesville, or Warrenton VA Homeowner Should Know

Have you ever wondered what the secret to a great lawn is? Although homeowners are often inclined to believe that all lawn care companies are created equal (and therefore, all lawn care services are the same), the fact is, there can be tremendous variations in everything from how services are performed to what products are used to even who is performing them! 

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