At Rock Water Farm we often work with existing projects that require renovations. Whether it’s redoing a patio or rehabilitating a landscaped area, we can make improvements that make a huge difference in the overall look of the landscape.
Imagine having a beautiful landscape design completed for your home, only to have it destroyed shortly thereafter. In Northern Virginia, where deer are prevalent around many properties, it’s a definite possibility. Deer often like to feed on residential landscape vegetation as it's an easy, nearby meal.
We know there are a lot of landscaping companies in Aldie, Ashburn, and Leesburg, VA. In fact, you may even feel a bit overwhelmed with so many options that you wind up settling on someone without much research into their background. We want to urge the importance of doing adequate research when it comes to hiring a quality landscape professional. Unfortunately there are a lot of fly-by-night landscapers out there that could leave you high and dry.
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).
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 northern Virginia 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.