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How Cooler Temperatures Are Affecting Lawn and Landscape

By Extra Mile | Feb 3, 2020

Is It Spring Yet? As is the case with most years, sometimes it will warm up early, fooling a lot of plants, including turfgrasses, to start the annual spring green-up. Only to be broadsided with an arctic blast and cooler temperatures that pushes plants back into winter dormancy.   Cool-season turfgrasses like bluegrass, ryegrass and…

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Curb Appeal Now Has A Number Value

By Extra Mile | Jan 31, 2020

Landscapers and realtors have always known there is true economic value—not just aesthetic value—in curb appeal. But unlike other home improvements (according to a quick google search, adding a bathroom increases value by roughly 11.5%; adding a bedroom increases home value by $30,000 to $50,000) quantifying curb appeal has proved elusive.   But a study…

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The Top Reasons Hiring a Landscaper Can Pay for Itself

By Extra Mile | Jan 27, 2020

Landscaping is the new frontier. Where you used to spend money on shoes, now you crave a lush lawn. Don’t be scared of making the investment in good landscaping. Turns out, in the end, it pays for itself. Does investing in landscaping add value for homeowners? Citing an economist, Anna shares that good landscaping can…

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The Secrets To Winter Lawn Care Revealed

By Extra Mile | Jan 24, 2020

Professional landscaping experts get the frequently asked winter lawn care questions over and over again. “How often should I water my lawn in winter?” Or other varieties like: How can I keep my lawn healthy during the cold months, so it looks great in spring and summer? What are the best tools to prep my…

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By Extra Mile | Jan 10, 2020

Choose a nice sunny day and fertilize your winter pansies, violas, and ornamental cabbage. It’s also a great time to deadhead any unsightly or damaged flower heads. Be sure to also remove any seed pod stems. Fertilize your winner flower displays with products that contain “nitrate nitrogen” for plants growing in cold soil. Bare-root roses…

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How to Put Your Home Maintenance on Auto-Pilot and Save in Thousands of Dollars of Damages

By Extra Mile | Dec 10, 2019

Home maintenance is one of those things that’s easy to forget or put off because many tasks only need to be done once in a while or a few times a year. If you’re not careful, though, you can end up being that house in the neighborhood with the overgrown yard, peeling paint, and a…

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Let Us Help!

By Extra Mile | Jan 22, 2019

Does your home or business look a little shabby around this time of year? Could your property benefit from a good fall cleaning? Call Extra Mile Lawn Care for a fall clean-up! Our landscaping and lawn care services are designed to provide the care and attention your property needs with none of the hassle. We…

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Fall Cleanup

By Extra Mile | Jan 29, 2018

Most homeowners, property owners and business owners recognize the need for lawn cleanup during or at the end of autumn. During this season, leaves litter the ground, killing grass and flowers. And in Virginia, the beginning of autumn marks the end of hurricane season which brings heavy storms to the area. At Extra Mile Lawn…

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By Extra Mile | Jan 29, 2018

A well kept and well designed yard will turn the heads of family, friends and neighbors. But it isn’t just about the compliments, the aesthetics of your yard can actually play a crucial role in your home.

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