Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Washout

We thought that with Leap Year we’d get an extra day to get work done in 2012. No such luck!

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Meet the Blake Landscape Team: Sergio Diaz, Vice President Landscape Construction Division

Sergio Diaz has a truly American success story, and he credits Blake Landscapes with helping him write it.  Originally from Sabinas, Mexico–about 190 miles south of San Antonio, TX–Sergio says he might never have become a permanent resident of the … Continue reading

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Will the Mild Winter Lead to Increased Deer Tick Activity?

This is a landscaping blog written by landscapers.  We’re landscapers because we like being outside.  Our work is outdoors, and, for most of us, a lot of our recreation is too. That’s one reason this warm winter has got us … Continue reading

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Meet The Blake Landscapes Team: Tom Tyler, Residential Services Manager

Another lifelong resident of Loudoun County, Tom Tyler has been watching the area grow for a long time.  The farms and fields that surrounded Leesburg when Tom was growing up have given way to the homes of thousands of new … Continue reading

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Meet the Blake Landscapes Team: Cesar Villatoro, Account Manager

Originally from El Salvador, Cesar Villatoro came to the United States as a youth in the 1990′s.  He went to high school and learned to speak English in Long Island, New York, where he went on to work for a … Continue reading

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An Interesting Project

Blake Landscapes VP Sergio Diaz just sent me these pictures from a project our Landscape Construction Division did at a public school last fall. Pretty cool!

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Welcome to Blake Landscapes

Welcome to the Blake Landscapes Horticulture Blog.  Here you’ll find tips on taking care of your lawn and landscape, horticultural news and updates on what’s happening at Blake Landscapes.  Feel free to call us any time at 703.777.5596 to request … Continue reading

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A Training Session: Shrub Pruning

We spent Tuesday morning fine tuning our shrub pruning techniques with Peter Deahl of Fine Pruning. Mr. Deahl met with our foremen and management staff at a property we serve near Leesburg and went over the best methods for pruning … Continue reading

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Meet the Blake Landscapes Team: Matt Coughlin, Project Manager

Matt Coughlin first came to work at Blake Landscapes in 2001, just after his first child was born.  Matt later left the company and spent a few years working as an independent horticultural consultant but rejoined the Blake Landscapes team … Continue reading

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Challenge: Help Blake Landscapes Help Loudoun Interfaith Relief Fill Its Shelves With Cereal

A few days ago, we learned via Loudoun Interfaith Relief’s Facebook page that the Leesburg area food pantry had run out of cereal.  We immediately decided to take up a collection in the office and even considered doing a “cereal … Continue reading

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