Rock Water Farm Blog

Don't Hibernate: 5 Winter Landscape Maintenance Tasks That Shouldn't Wait

While the frigid, frosty air and the wintry winds may have you bundled up inside and hibernating for the winter, overlooking landscaping during the winter months can really set you back when it comes to having the gorgeous property you desire. After all, truly getting the most out of your landscape means that you can’t fail to overlook it for part of the year and still expect it to be its best.

Unfortunately, a lot of folks do tend to neglect winter landscaping tasks in order to wait for the spring when it’s warm and when they’re spending more time outside. But this will set you back. By the time spring rolls around, your landscape could be a mess and it will take you a lot longer to catch up than had you not taken the winter off—not to mention the fact that the availability of landscapers in the spring can become limited if you wait too long.

Read More

The 5 Worst Landscape Maintenance Mistakes You Can Make in the Fall

Fall is typically a busy time of year for everyone. Between back-to-school obligations, kids’ sporting events, the start of football games on television, fall festivals and activities, and the holidays just around the corner, chances are your nights and weekends are jam-packed and time seems to be flying by at lightspeed.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave much time for landscape maintenance tasks, particularly when the days are getting shorter. Oftentimes it can get cold quickly and before you know it, even start snowing. While you know there are probably some important landscape tasks you should be performing now, it’s incredibly challenging to find the time. It may also be the last way you want to spend your weekends when you have so very little time, to begin with.

Read More

A Guide to Shrub and Hedge Trimming: Tips, Best Time, and Pro Shrub Trimming Services

Do you have shrubs or hedges that are getting out of control? Regular shrub and hedge trimming can not only help your landscape to maintain a more tidy appearance, it’s also recommended for optimum health.

Trimming shrubs can help them to grow better in areas where they aren’t as full, aids in better flower and fruit production, decreases some disease issues, and can remove old growth that may become problematic.

Of course, keeping shrubs and hedges contained with trimming and pruning isn’t as simple as just cutting them back. That’s because different plants have different requirements. We’ve rounded up some of our best tips in this shrub trimming guide to help you determine whether tackling your shrubs and hedges is something you want to do on your own, or whether it’s something best left to the professionals.

Read More

Reputable Landscaping Companies vs. Fly-By-Night Landscapers: 11 Red Flags to Watch For

Posted On: June 15,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

1 2