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Do I Need Lime on My Lawn in Northern Virginia?

Posted On: July 06,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

If you care about having a healthy and thriving green lawn, then you’re probably paying attention to what it needs (or doesn’t need) to perform its best. With that in mind, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to have questions about lime for lawns. 

Lime, which is short for limestone, is not always well understood and homeowners want to make sure they’re not paying for something their lawn doesn’t really need.

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Does My Lawn Need Aeration? Lawn Care Tips for South Riding, VA

Posted On: June 25,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Keeping your lawn looking its best requires a number of different lawn care services. One of the most important—that people often don’t know about (or realize the importance)—is lawn aeration. Lawn aeration has been called the “secret to a great lawn” because of how much it does to help your lawn grow lush and thick. But it’s not uncommon for homeowners to have a lot of questions about this service, including whether their lawn really needs it.

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Pools & Lawns: How to Have the Best of Both Worlds at Your Northern VA Home

Posted On: June 15,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

The lawn and landscape around a pool is an important aspect to your overall enjoyment of your backyard. You might be someone that loves having a lawn both for its beauty but also the functional space that it allows you. Being able to play yard games when you and your family (or friends) are not in the pool might be part of your entertainment. Or perhaps you have a pet that needs to use the lawn.

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5 of the Worst Lawn Weeds in South Riding, Chantilly, and Centreville, VA (and What to Do)

Posted On: May 12,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to spending time outdoors, weeds are a major source of frustration. Not only are lawn weeds an eyesore to you, but they can give other people the impression that your lawn is not being properly cared for and that’s an embarrassment. If you are out to have a lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, then weeds are a roadblock standing in your way.

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Weed Control Fails: 7 Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid at Your Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA Home

Posted On: April 30,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle against weeds? This can be incredibly frustrating, particularly if you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing is working. The weeds just keep on coming.

This is a major problem. Unwanted weeds not only impact the overall aesthetics of your property but they also compete with your healthy, desirable grass for air, water, and nutrients. When too many weeds invade, they can weaken your lawn as a whole.

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How Will the Warm Winter in Northern VA Impact Lawn Care?

Posted On: April 28,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

In Northern Virginia, we look forward to the warmer temperatures that come with the spring and summer seasons. However, there are certain years where the winter temperatures never really drop that much during the so-called “cold season.” Though that might have been nice in terms of getting to enjoy more time outdoors, you may be wondering what it will mean for your lawn?

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How to Make Grass Greener: Tips for Ashburn, Aldie, & Leesburg, VA

Posted On: April 14,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Nothing quite signifies a healthy and thriving lawn than when it has a bright and vibrant green color. When you’re able to achieve those lush results, you want everyone to see them. It’s the highlight of your property.

But whether you’re performing DIY lawn care or you’re working with a pro, when the lawn is not green, it’s easy to get frustrated—and frankly, maybe a little embarrassed, too. 

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How Does a Mild Winter in South Riding, VA Impact Your Landscaping?

Posted On: April 08,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Mild winters might be nice if you’re someone who doesn’t like the cold but they can definitely have an impact on your South Riding, VA landscaping in a variety of ways—some of which you might deem problematic. Being “ahead of schedule” may not only mean early grass growth and early blooming of some of your landscape plants, but it can also mean the unwanted appearance of weeds and pests.

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6 Lawn Problems Every Haymarket, Gainesville, or Warrenton, VA Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

Posted On: March 05,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

When your expectation is a lush green lawn, then you’re likely to be incredibly frustrated by any lawn problems that could be keeping you from that—particularly if you’re unsure why they might be happening.

Oftentimes problems with the lawn can seemingly spring up overnight—one day your grass looked just fine and suddenly it looks terrible. No matter what the case, you’d like to understand what’s going on.

First of all, you should recognize that you’re not alone. Lawn care is a lot more complicated than most people realize and getting to the bottom of what’s causing your lawn issues can be a complex undertaking involving some investigating and research. 

We’re delving into some of the lawn problems that you should be aware of and what could potentially be causing them so that you’ll have a better idea of how to get your lawn back on track with a lawn service that can help you fix these concerns.

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6 Lawn Care Secrets Every Haymarket, Gainesville, or Warrenton VA Homeowner Should Know

Have you ever wondered what the secret to a great lawn is? Although homeowners are often inclined to believe that all lawn care companies are created equal (and therefore, all lawn care services are the same), the fact is, there can be tremendous variations in everything from how services are performed to what products are used to even who is performing them! 

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