If your kind note and very generous gift certificate were not enough to solidify my loyalty to Cedar Run, the work done on our yard today by your crews was certainly was. It was a horribly cold and rainy day and I hated to see the guys out there, but I have to say when I returned home after several hours I couldn't believe what and AMAZING job they did. Your employees really are to be commended.
Morehouse Residence
Great Falls, VA

Thanks to your professional employees who are responsible for my spring yard "dress up"!!!!!! (That's what I like to call it) it is so beautiful, that I can't let another day go by without thanking you. Your men may not have realized that the neighbors were all eyes watching them!!! There was no "Mickey Mouse" ---- no standing around letting someone else do the work. It was all business.
Follett Residence
McLean, VA

Having been disappointed with two previous lawn services, I engaged the services of Daryl Schauss and Cedar Run Landscaping three years ago for our homeowners association, my church and my home. I will say of the team at Cedar Run what can be said of fewer and fewer companies today... I commend them to you without reservation.
Dodge Residence
Vienna, VA

We write to express to you our sheer delight with the landscaping that was done for us by the Cedar Run Team. From the time we started the process with the design until the last shrub was planted. The enthusiasm of all involved from Cedar Run remained high and even contagious. Daryl did an outstanding job of combining our ideas with his own and drew up a wonderful plan, capturing the vision for the landscape.
Parker Residence
Alexandria, VA

I want to thank you for the superb job you did in designing and landscaping our backyard. You took a "blank slate" of mud, weeds, and major drainage problems and created a backyard where we will be able to entertain and enjoy the space for years to come.
O'Keefe Residence
Fairfax, VA

I generally was very pleased with your lawn mowing services last year. Your prices are reasonable and the work is well done. I like the fact that you provide additional services on demand.
Golding Residence
McLean, VA

It was good coming home yesterday afternoon and walking on my finished patio. It really looks good and I want to pass on an "atta boy" to Donnie and his crew. You did a good job with the design and you deserve an atta boy too.
Renzetti Residence
Vienna, VA

We wanted to take the time to let you know that we are thrilled with the job your crew did these last couple of days. The property has been transformed, and we are thoroughly enjoying it.
Manishin Residence
McLean, VA

Wow, I am so impressed. The crew came early this morning before I left work. I just returned and the front yard looks FABULOUS! Thank your crew for me. They totally got rid of all the underlying weeds, stones, out of control shrubbery, etc. They even took the solar lights out to do the work and put them back in the same formation. I would give you guys an A+.
Mrs. Kelley
Oak Hill, VA

I will recommend your company without qualification to anyone seeking input from a satisfied customer in the future. You, and prospective customers, should know that this letter is unsolicited, and represents our feelings about our new patio. Thank you and your men for me in a job well done.
D'Ermes Residence
Falls Church, VA

We have been a customer of Cedar Run Landscape for five years and they have handled both our weekly service as well as several large landscaping projects including brick patios, stone walls, ponds, and overall landscape design around our home. Each year, we are extremely impressed with the strong attention to design, detail and customer satisfaction we receive from the entire team. Daryl and his team have transformed our yard into a peaceful, beautiful area that we will enjoy for a long time.
Bognet Residence
Vienna, Virgina

Thanks again for the time you spent in helping us to find a solution for our backyard. Don was absolutely terrific. Not only did he and his team do beautiful work, but in addition he's got a great sense of customer service.
Saaty Residence
McLean, VA

Resources - Instructions and Tips

General Plant Care Instructions and Tips

Remember that plants are living and require special care. Once we have installed your landscape, you have the responsibility for the continued health and vigor of the planting. Failure to properly maintain your new plantings will void your 1 Year Warranty that accompanies your new landscaping. The following general instructions will help you to maintain and enjoy your investment.

Watering Instructions for your plants:

  • Check all plants weekly. Check newly planted trees and shrubs every few days for the first two weeks. Annuals and Perennials more often, thereafter, every week to 10 days. Simply dig around the root zone with your fingers to a depth of 2-3" for small plant and 6-8" for larger ones and trees. Water generously when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Slow, deep watering is preferred. This type of watering is accomplished by placing the hose at the base of a plant, at a heavy trickle, and water 5-10 minutes for small plants – longer for larger plants while moving the hose in a few locations around the plant.
  • When the soil feels moist do not water. Soil must be allowed to dry out between waterings. If a plant is maintained in constantly moist soil, the plant’s health will deteriorate over time. A plant weakened by over watering may die of oxygen deprivation or become susceptible to pest and disease. For this reason, lawn irrigation systems if not designed correctly, can be hazardous to ornamental plantings.
  • Monitoring water requirements frequently is more important than watering frequently. Monitor your plants’ water requirements for at least the first two to three years. Plants close to buildings where heat may reflect and plants under roof eaves require closer monitoring. During the hot summer months and early fall disregard natural rainfall. Often, rain received during these periods produces mostly runoff and contributes little, if any, to increasing ground moisture.
  • Maintain a 2 in. mulch layer to help conserve ground moisture, prevent weeds and retain moisture. Remember, excess amounts of mulch will result in poor air circulation and reduce plant vigor.

Fertilization for your plants:

  • Cedar Run Landscaping fertilizes at planting so generally no fertilizer is necessary for the first year. In subsequent years, we recommend using a balanced (i.e., 10-10-10, 14-14-14) plant food (preferably with micro nutrients). Be sure to follow the instructions on the label. If you have any questions on specific requirements please call us.

Protecting your plants from pests:

  • Your plants are guaranteed to be free from pests and diseases upon installation. We use plant varieties that are disease and pest resistant whenever possible. As a secondary control, our plant material is closely monitored and turned over rapidly so you benefit by receiving the freshest and healthiest plants available.
  • Be observant of changes in plant vigor and growth. Plants are more susceptible to disease and pests if they are weakened through poor maintenance practices such as over or under watering. If you make it a practice to walk the landscape and be observant of your plants’ progress, you will spot symptoms of disease or insect infestations well in advance of any serious problems.

Pruning your plants:

  • Pruning should be minimized for good plant health. When planted and spaced according to its growth characteristics, a plant should require little pruning. However, you may remove dead or dying branches, and crossed or rubbing branches any time of the year. When in doubt, call us.

Hopefully, these tips will enable you to minimize time and expense in caring for your new landscape. Remember to call us if you have any questions regarding the ongoing care of your planting. We also would like for you to keep us in mind if you wish to add or enhance your landscaping in the future.

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