Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spring Break; What’s That?

The year’s first week of mowing is almost behind us, but with spring coming so early this year, it hardly means we get a break.  We’ll continue mowing on Saturday, along with spraying broadleaf weeds and mulching on the Dulles … Continue reading

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The Importance of Curb Appeal

Jay Frye, Blake Landcapes President For people thinking of selling their homes, spring is a very important time to do a major cleaning out and sprucing up. This includes focusing on the yard and the landscape. In this market, fewer … Continue reading

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Leesburg Area HOA Strikes First Against Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Blake Landscapes is proud to announce that one of its Leesburg-area homeowners association clients has taken an important step in protecting its residents against the Lyme disease epidemic by engaging the company to perform tick treatments this spring and summer. … Continue reading

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County to Ask HOAs to Incorporate Tick Spraying Into Landscape Plan

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted last night to send a letter to the county’s homeowners associations suggesting they incorporate spraying for ticks into their landscape plans, according to an article published today on “At the suggestion of … Continue reading

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Board of Supervisors to Consider Deer Tick Treatments in Public Parks Tonight

A proposal to spray for deer ticks in county parks and to mount a public education campaign on Lyme disease will go before the board of supervisors this evening in a meeting scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the … Continue reading

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Morning at Blake Landscapes

Photo by Blake Landscapes Account Manager Chris Gates

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Pruning Crapemyrtles

We’re doing some light pruning of crapemyrtles today at a property we maintain near Leesburg. Here is a link to some great information on crapemyrtles from the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Be sure and read the section that tells how to … Continue reading

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