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Soft Landing

It’s winter and that means tree work on the Dulles Toll Road.  Here’s some video of a tree safely felled near Hunter Mill Road

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Ready for Snow

This was the scene earlier this week at the Blake Landscapes Leesburg operations center.  Today, we’re mounting these plows and ice melt spreaders on our trucks and getting ready for the predicted Sunday snow storm.  Meanwhile, crews at our Dulles … Continue reading

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Happy Veterans Day

Blake Landscapes wishes to thank all veterans, current and former members of the military and their families for all their hard work, service and sacrifice! Happy Veteran’s Day!

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Fall Planting

Fall is the best time to plant deciduous tree and shrubs. This time of year is also excellent for transplanting.  

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Check Out UMD’s IPM/Horticultural Newsletter

The University of Maryland Extension puts out a great newsletter each month on horticultural topics impacting this part of the country.  The newsletter focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and is aimed at landscape industry professionals. But it’s a good … Continue reading

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Plan Now for Important Fall Lawn Work

Just a couple weeks of August left, and it’s time to get ready for fall turf maintenance and renovation.  Some things you should definitely be thinking about include: Aeration – core aeration relieves compaction and makes it easier for water … Continue reading

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Deer Ticks Remain a Problem

Even as the number of HOA’s using Blake Landscapes’ tick treatment program grows, black-legged ticks or “deer ticks” remain a threat throughout Loudoun County. This what Blake Landscapes field manager Sergio Borjas’ pants looked like Monday when he emerged from … Continue reading

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Some Tips to Help Your Lawn and Landscape Beat the Heat

Looks like this week will be the hottest week so far this year in the Loudoun County/Northern Virginia region and your lawn and landscape will be stressed.  Follow the advice below to help get them through the heat wave and … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Thoughts and Events

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and please take time to honor the people who have given their lives for this great country as well as the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines bravely defending it today. If you’re here in … Continue reading

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Screening A Pool

We planted some schip laurels (Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’) yesterday as a screen for a community pool near Leesburg.

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