Frequently Asked Questions on Landscape and Lawn Care Services

Feel free to email us if you have a question about your landscape needs.  Our email is greatoutdoorsva@gmail.com

01

Why should I use a professional landscape care service?

 

Creating and maintaining a lush, healthy landscape takes time, effort and knowledge. Weather, weeds, insects and diseases all can degrade a landscape if not recognized early and dealt with effectively. When you compare the cost of doing it yourself, a professional can save you time, money and frustration.

02

How often should I water?

 

You should always check with your local water management district first, but as a general rule, 3/4 inch to 1 inch of water, 2 times per week is recommended for most landscapes. During the winter months, 3/4 inch to 1 inch of water once every 7 to 10 days is adequate. Any rainfall that occurs between watering should be counted towards your plan.

03

How do phosphorous-free fertilizers help protect our water?

 

Phosphorous is an essential nutrient that feeds weeds and algae. An over abundance of phosphorous in freshwater (along with nitrogen) causes weeds and algae to grow out of control. This creates a nuisance for recreational activities and can also kill fish and alter the growth patterns of other aquatic life. Reducing phosphorous that could end up in freshwater sources helps maintain nature’s balance and keeps our water clean.

04

What is aeration and why is it good for my lawn?

 

Aeration removes plugs of soil (about the size of your thumb) from your lawn and allows oxygen, water and nutrients to flow freely into the root zone. Aeration reduces water runoff by opening up the soil to receive the water downward rather than letting it puddle onto sidewalks and driveways.

05

What height should I cut my grass?

 

Most lawns in central Virginia are planted with Turf-type tall fescue.  We recommend you set your mowing height at 2.5-3 inches and always cut your grass with sharp blades.

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We're a small company dedicated to providing premier workmanship, quality plants, and outstanding customer service.

 

Owner, Graham Howe has his degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, is a Virginia Certified Landscape Designer and is also a Virginia Certified Horticulturist. 



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Landscape Services:

- Landscape Design & Consultation
- Landscape Installation 

- Landscape Maintenance

 

Turf Care:
- Soil Analysis 

- Pre-Emergent and Post-Emergent Applications

- Liming & Fertilization Treatment

- Core Aeration, Seeding, Sod Installation

 

Hardscape Services:

- Patio & Wall construction

- Stepping Stone installation

- Privacy, Ornamental, & Deer Fencing 

- Garden Boxes

 

Other Services:

- Drainage Services

- Property Maintenance

- Leaf Removal

- Powerwashing

 

 

"We bring nature back to the urban landscape"

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434 - 218 - 1215

 

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