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Rock Water Farm Blog

Your Complete Irrigation Start-up Checklist for Northern Virginia

Posted On: March 15,2021 By: Todd Thomasson

You’ve invested in irrigation at your Northern Virginia home because you value a lush lawn and thriving plants. You know that adequate water is of vital importance in achieving that feat and so it’s important to you that your system is operating properly. You may be worried that your sprinkler system might be damaged, cause leaks, or not work properly for the upcoming year. That’s why you may want to know what’s required in order to get your system up and running properly.

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Lawn Care for Beginners: 5 Essential Tips for Ashburn, Leesburg, & South Riding, VA

Posted On: March 15,2021 By: Todd Thomasson

Whether you’ve bought a home for the first time or maybe you’ve moved somewhere new, if you are starting out with lawn care for the first time, you might be feeling overwhelmed. We understand that lawn care can be complicated. There is a true science behind understanding what your lawn needs to thrive and unless you’ve majored in Agronomics, we understand that you might have no idea where to start.

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A Complete Spring Landscape Maintenance Checklist for Northern Virginia Homeowners

As spring rolls around each year, you want your landscape to be ready to enjoy as soon as possible. There simply isn’t enough warm weather to waste any of it trying to get your property caught up.

While you may have even hired landscaping services in to handle spring maintenance for you, if you haven’t chosen a proactive company, then you might not be getting the services you really want or need in a timely manner.

In fact, if you’ve hired an order-taking, reactive landscape company who waits until you notice problems to do anything about them, then you might find you aren’t able to truly get the full enjoyment out of your property.

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When is the Best Time to Seed Lawns? Spring or Fall? Expert Tips for Northern VA

Do you have thin or bare spots on your lawn? If so, you might be thinking about seeding. Actually, seeding has benefits beyond filling in thinned out or bare areas. It also serves as a proactive measure to regularly introduce optimal grass species for a thicker and more resilient lawn. That means that even if you’re not noticing too many thin areas, if you truly want a thick, carpet-like lawn, then seeding can be a valuable lawn care task.

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Lawn Care & Dogs: Great Grass & Healthy Pups in Ashburn, Haymarket, & Gainesville, VA

If you’re like a lot of homeowners here in Ashburn, Haymarket, and Gainesville, VA, then you really love your pets. We understand because we love ours, too. Your dogs are four-legged family members that you truly care about.

That being said, you might be frustrated if your dog is ripping up the lawn or burning the grass. If that’s the case, you might be looking for solutions. You may even be wondering how lawn care and dogs mix?

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Virginia Green vs. Rock Water Farm: 2 Lawn Care Options for Ashburn, Leesburg, & Northern VA

Are you looking for a lush green lawn that you can be proud to show off? If so, you might be seeking some professional help in achieving those results. Whether you’ve tackled lawn care on your own in the past or you’ve worked with a lawn care company who perhaps didn’t fulfill your wants and needs, you know that making a wise choice is important.

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The Best Time to Kill Weeds in Your Lawn in Haymarket, Gainesville, or Warrenton, VA

Of all the things that bother people about their lawns, weeds consistently top the list. Nobody likes weeds creeping into their turf.

Unfortunately, in our region, weeds are not only prevalent but oftentimes difficult-to-control. Since weeds are not only an eyesore but also a health risk to your healthy grass (they begin to choke out that healthy turf you’ve worked so hard to nurture), you know that you need to get rid of them!

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How to Compare Lawn Care Services, Prices, & Programs in South Riding, VA

If you're in the market for lawn care in South Riding, VA, then you might be wondering how to narrow down your options. There are certainly plenty of companies to choose from and you might be unsure who to hire. The last thing you want is to waste your money and end up with poor results. But you may not know anything about lawn care.

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8 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Lawn Aeration Service in South Riding, VA

If you’ve ever wondered what the secret to an amazing lawn is, we’re willing to divulge—it’s lawn aeration combined with the value-add services of overseeding and topdressing.

We find that most of our clients already know that a lawn aeration service means making small holes by pulling small plugs throughout the yard. But a lot of people don’t understand why they need it. Aeration is important because it allows more water, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate the soil and get down to the root zone where they’re needed most. Lawn aeration helps to relieve soil compaction and improve root development. As roots are able to grow deeper, the result is a thicker, healthier lawn.

If you’ve been searching for lawn aeration service near me, then you might be wondering what makes one company all that different from another.

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How to Fix a Lawn: 4 Options for Haymarket, Gainesville, & Warrenton, VA

Do you find yourself lamenting over the state of your lawn? Whether it has thinned-out grass, brown spots, or totally bare areas, you might be feeling pretty frustrated. 

Where can you even begin when things look so bad? It might feel like an impossible undertaking.

First and foremost, you should know that there are steps which can be taken to fix lawn patches, dead spots, and other concerns. That being said, you should also know that there is no “magic bullet” that’s going to fix these problems overnight—unless you’re willing to invest more substantially in a service like sodding (one that we’ll discuss).

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