Rock Water Farm Blog

How Long Does it Take to Build a Pool: Timeline from Design to Completion in 6 Steps

Posted On: July 23,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

Once you’ve made the decision that you’re going to get a pool, chances are you want to have it completed as soon as possible. Whether you’ve been waiting a long time for this pool or not, you’re excited, and you don’t want to just be imagining jumping in—you want to actually do it.

Despite your eagerness, you also know that rushing a job as important as your dream pool could lead to mistakes. Details may be overlooked that could impact the entire pool area for years to come. You would never want to see quality sacrificed just because the pool designer is in hurry.

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9 Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas to Create Party-Central in Your Backyard

Posted On: July 09,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

Do you love having friends and family over to your home? If so, then you may love the idea of relaxing, eating, and spending time together outdoors. But with a backyard that doesn’t have much to offer, you might feel as though your get-togethers are lacking when it comes to the fun factor. You want to make your backyard party-central and in order to do so, you need to add some real excitement.

An outdoor kitchen is definitely one way to up the ante of your outdoor experience. With the incorporation of an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare and eat your meals outside. But maybe that’s not enough?

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Gunite vs. Fiberglass Pools: Which is Best for My Home in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA?

Posted On: June 26,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

Among all the decisions that come with adding a pool, the decision of gunite vs. fiberglass is the very first one to decide upon. These two materials are completely different and therefore have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages.

The material from which your pool is constructed is obviously an important decision and you want to invest your money wisely.

You may be worried that you’ll make the wrong choice and be disappointed. That may be why you’re doing some research at the onset in order to make sure that your pool is a wonderful addition to your backyard—and not a constant source of worry.

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5 Tips for Backyard Privacy Using Fences, Plants and Other Screens

Posted On: May 22,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

There’s nothing quite like the serenity of enjoying time in your own backyard. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, sipping a glass of wine by the fire pit, or even just trying to share a private moment with your family over an outdoor meal—it’s great to be able to enjoy those moments outside.

That is until the neighbor strikes up a conversation. Or maybe they’re staring at you from an upstairs window. Whether you are friendly with your neighbors or not, the truth is that everyone wants some privacy once in a while.

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Landscape Design Ideas for Your Pool: Plants for Poolside Perfection

Posted On: May 14,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

Nothing quite says “backyard escape” like a pool. Chances are when you picture your dream pool, you likely imagine a backyard oasis. What makes that possible is not only the pool itself but the landscaping around your pool. Landscaping the pool area can completely transform the space into the retreat you’ve always wanted.

While the right landscape design poolside can make a big splash, the wrong choices can have just the opposite effect. Instead of enjoying your pool retreat you might be spending extra time cleaning up the high-maintenance or messy trees and shrubs that you chose. Or maybe you’re feeling exposed to all of the neighbors’ prying eyes since you didn’t choose the best privacy screening plants.

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4 Puzzling Lawn Problems in Ashburn, Aldie, and Leesburg, VA (and How to Fix Them)

Posted On: April 27,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

It can be incredibly frustrating to be left wondering “what’s wrong with my lawn?and not be able to get to the bottom of it. You may have even tried a variety of different remedies but might be seeing no success.

You’re not alone. Lawn care is more complicated than most people realize. Getting to the bottom of exactly what your issue is, and how to address it, requires some investigating and research.

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Landscaping Hacks & Tricks to Avoid at Your Northern Virginia Home

Posted On: April 24,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

These days everyone is looking for hacks that make life easier. A quick online search of “life hacks” reveals everything from how to start a conversation to getting stains out of clothing or even how to store items around your house more wisely.

Of course, there are also plenty of landscaping hacks out there. You may have heard of some of them or possibly even tried a few. While everyone likes a simple solution, the problem with a lot of landscaping hacks is that they’re really just shortcuts. And when you take shortcuts with your landscape, it’s usually at an expense.

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Your Go-To Guide on Lawn Weed Identification and Lawn Care Services in Northern Virginia

Posted On: March 27,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

Ralph Waldo Emerson once described a weed as a plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered. Chances are, you agree. Weeds are unsightly to look at and take away from the overall beauty of your lawn. And since weeds compete with your healthy turf for nutrients and water, and some of the more aggressive varieties can even crowd out desired turfgrasses, you want to get rid of them.

The trouble is, you may not be sure how to. You don’t want to become an expert in weed control, you just want to know that you’re taking the necessary steps to get rid of them. Whether you plan to hire lawn care services in Aldie, Ashburn, or Leesburg, VA or you’re looking to tackle lawn care on your own, you just want to be sure that you’re doing what it takes to be rid of weeds.

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A Look at Lawn Care Prices and Packages in Ashburn, Aldie, and Leesburg, VA

Posted On: March 20,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

A well-cared-for lawn that is receiving everything it needs is typically also a lush and thriving lawn. It’s a lawn that is so green it makes all the neighbors wish theirs looked that good!

While that sounds wonderful, and you’d like to have a lawn like that, the trouble is, it takes a lot of time and energy to reach that level. And chances are, you probably don’t have the time needed to get your lawn in that kind of shape. These days, “free time” is something that very few people have.

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6 of the Most Annoying Spring Lawn Weeds and How to Get Rid of Them

Posted On: March 15,2018 By: Todd Thomasson

 

Chances are if you’re someone that enjoys spending time outside and using their lawn as much as possible, then you can’t stand seeing spring lawn weeds pop up. They’re an eyesore and an embarrassment. You don’t want to have the yard on the block that looks like it’s uncared for.

While you can’t stand weeds, you may not want to spend a lot of time working on your lawn. You have better things to do than to spend your free time trying to troubleshoot weed problems. This may lead you to search for a lawn care company who can handle lawn weed control for you. And if you consider using a pro, you should be able to feel confident that they will use the right products at the right times—and will get the job done.

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