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 leesburgtoday.com. “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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How to add Roses to Your Spring Garden

Stroll your neighborhood and chances are you’ll spot landscape shrub roses decorating someone’s garden or backyard. Take a drive into town, and you’ll see them planted at your favorite shopping center.  If you haven’t noticed, landscape shrub roses have taken … Continue reading

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Mulching Properly to Keep Plants Green and Save Water

by Blake Landscapes President Jay Frye This week’s tip explains how to use mulch to help keep your yard beautiful while reducing water use and weed growth. A great way to conserve water and help plants stay healthy is to … Continue reading

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Fighting Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease in Loudoun County

Tick season will come early this year.  In fact, if you or your family is spending time outside in this continued unseasonably warm weather, you should be taking steps to protect yourselves and checking every day for the tiny black-legged … Continue reading

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