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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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Tips for Choosing a Lawn Care Service in Ashburn, Aldie and Leesburg, VA

Posted On: March 28,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to choosing a lawn care service in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA or surrounding areas, there are a lot of things to consider as you compare companies. Even if you’ve weeded out the “one-man-and-a-truck” type of low-grade operations (those which often tend to pop up one day and disappear soon after) there are still a lot of professional options to choose from.

If you’ve begun the research, you’ve probably already found that the services and prices can drastically vary, and that you aren’t really sure what makes one lawn care company great and another just mediocre. 

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Pavers or Natural Stone? Which is Best for a Patio in Ashburn, Aldie or Leesburg, VA?

Posted On: March 09,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

There are a lot of decisions when it comes to your outdoor living projects. While all of the options available today are part of what makes a project so exciting, it can also feel overwhelming at times. When it comes to a patio for your Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA home, the first decision to make is the type of material you’d like to use: pavers or natural stone.

It’s not uncommon for the word “stone” to get thrown around casually as though there isn’t much difference between manmade pavers and natural stone such as travertine or various forms of flagstone. But the fact is these two materials are quite different and understanding a little bit more about each material should help you make the best decision.

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