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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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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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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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