Landscape Lighting

Outdoor Landscape Lighting Installation

 

Extend Your Hours

Landscape lighting is one of Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape specialties. We can help bring new life to your yard with the addition of spot lights, uplights, path lights, and more! Low-voltage landscape lighting technology has revolutionized the way lighting is used in the garden, allowing for more design flexibility and easier installation.

A successful outdoor lighting scenario will involve the use of different types of lights, and even different types of light sources Lanterns add instant old world charm to any landscape, while solar powered lighting is a great way to keep things as minimalist as possible. Our landscape design experts will talk you through your options.

Our goal is to install your system and when were done it will look like we were never there. We go the extra mile to ensure that your system is installed as cleanly and efficiently as possible. We only use superior products. Our high quality outdoor lighting fixtures and connections ensure that your system operates effectively with minimal maintenance required for years to come. We are a fully insured and licensed outdoor landscape lighting company.

Benefits of Custom Landscape Lighting

Lighting is just as important outdoors as it is indoors. Lending character and curb appeal to your home, Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape lighting services deliver a number of additional benefits:

Practical elegance

The right outdoor lighting scheme creates beautiful ambiance while allowing you to get more hours out of your landscape investment.

Added safety & security.

Virginia outdoor lighting protects your family and guests: deterring intruders, improving visibility and allowing safe travel along pathways.

Energy efficiency.

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape uses LED, low voltage and solar solutions that produce high-quality light while limiting energy use.

Landscape Lighting Maintenance

Lighting Check Up. Our maintenance program consists of thoroughly checking every aspect of your system on an annual basis. Our team will check your timer for proper settings including: Current, Turn on and Turn off time, check photocell for functionality, wipe lenses (in ground applications) and if necessary adjust your lights. This annual service ensures your lighting stays beautiful and worry-free all year. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry.

Worry-free maintenance

Professional landscape lighting designs are low maintenance: functioning year-round and switching on automatically at dusk. In addition, our team recommends premium fixtures that last for years and include comprehensive warranties.

Expandability

Our technicians take your short- and long-term plans into account when designing and installing your lighting system, so it’s easy to add on anytime.

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape understands the art and science of lighting design, repair and maintenance. Enhancing your property’s unique architecture, we provide lighting effects for patios, decks, outdoor living areas, gardens, driveways, entryways, walkways, pools, water features and more. Lighting options include:

  • Spotlights
  • Accent lights
  • Backlights
  • Floodlights
  • Security lighting
  • Low voltage lighting
  • Lanterns
  • Path lights
  • Uplights & downlights
  • Swimming pool & fountain lighting
  • LED lighting
  • Specialty lighting
  • Schedule Landscape Lighting Service

Tailoring each outdoor lighting scheme to meet your security objectives, personal taste and budget requirements, our expertise is backed by years of training and experience. To request a  free consultation and landscape lighting estimate, call 571-286-6491 or connect with us online! Our staff will respond promptly to set up a time to meet with you and survey your property and outdoor living space

Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control

 

 

Our licensed technicians use the safest methods to protect your property, family, pets, and the environment. The result is a healthy, beautiful lawn that resists harmful diseases and insects. Our Lawn Care Program includes seven fertilizer treatments applied throughout the growing season. These timely treatments supply all the necessary nutrients needed to maintain a vigorous turf (nitrogen, phosphorus, & potassium).

Our programs have been reviewed and revised over the years by horticulturists, certified turf managers, agronomists, and even the President of the Northern Virginia Turf Association. Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape understands the importance of environmental awareness. By spot treating for pests in your lawn, we use the least amount of chemicals possible, while still keeping your lawn beautiful. We have also integrated natural, organic fertilizers into our lawn care treatments, which are great for maintaining healthy soils.

 

 

LAWN CARE COMPLETE 7 STEP PROGRAM:

1. Early Spring – (March) Solu-Cal High into an immediately form for plant uptake and soil pH adjustment. Post –Emergent weed control.

2. Spring – (March) Pre-emergent (Dimension) homogeneous granular fertilizer for grassy and broadleaf weed control. Post-Emergent weed control.

3. Late spring – (April-May) Pre-Emergent (Dimension) homogeneous granular fertilizer for grassy and broadleaf weed control. Post-Emergent weed control.

4. Early Summer – (June) Allectus grub control provides highly effective preventive curative control of grubs and most surface feeding insects. Post-emergent weed.

5. Late Summer – (July-August) Post-Emergent weed control.

6. Early Fall – (September-October) Balanced fertilizer for root growth and color. Aeration and seeding (if scheduled). Post-emerged weed control if not seeding.

7. Late Fall – (November-December) Slow release nitrogen fertilizer for continued root growth throughout the winter season.

 

Leaf Removal Service

Whether you spend countless hours raking leaves each fall or let them pile up in the backyard, leaf removal is an important component of overall lawn care and is necessary to keep your landscape looking beautiful. It should be done and it should be done regularly –but that doesn’t mean it has to be the long, tedious process like it’s been in the past.

This year, leave leaf removal to the landscaping professionals at Ricky’s Lawn and Landscaping who can provide you with regular service in scheduled intervals. With our leaf removal services in the Northern Virginia area, your lawn will never look so good—so contact us at 571-286-6491 to get started today!

Leaf Removal Options

  • Leaf Clean up without hauling. Our crew rakes leaves and blows leaves to an area of your choice such as your woods, garden, or compost pile
  • Leaf Removal with hauling. Our crew rakes leaves and blows leaves to the curb.  We then vacuum and haul away.
  • Curbside Pick Up – You rake the leaves to the curb and we will come to vacuum and haul away.

Call Ricky’s Lawn and Landscape, we have the team that’s backed by decades of experience. We are the team with effective leaf removal equipment! Our state-of-the-art leaf vacuum makes getting rid of leaves effective and fast. Ask us about both curbside leaf removal and full-service lawn leaf clean up services. We recommend leaves be removed 3 times a year: late October, around Thanksgiving, and in December.

 

Lawn Mowing

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape offers residential and commercial Mowing. Our mowing service includes string trimming, edging and blowing. We trim or edge along your home or office foundation and all fence lines, as well as around trees, flower beds, sidewalks, and curbs. After trimming, we use blowers to remove debris from all hard surfaces.

Mowing Frequency

Frequent Mowing helps your lawn resist weeds, insects, and disease. Infrequent Mowing causes too much grass to be removed at one time so the lawn looks thin, spotty, or burned. As a general rule, we never cut more than one-third the length of your grass at a time.

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape offers two residential Mowing plans. Start and stop dates may vary according to weather conditions.

Mowing Height

Most cool season grass types such as fescue and bluegrass have a recommended cutting height between two and a half to three inches. We generally cut grass at three inches because a lawn cut at this height will have a deeper root system and be more resistant to weeds and disease than shorter grass.

Clients with smaller properties will be pleased to know that all of our Mowing crews are equipped with various sizes and types of state-of-the-art machinery. This enables us to cater to the specific needs of each individual site.

Mulching Versus Bagging Your Lawn Clippings

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape strongly recommends mulching the grass clippings back into your lawn. Mulching the grass is an excellent way to return valuable nutrients to your lawn. Bagging the clippings eliminates valuable nutrients from your lawn

We sharpen the blades on our machines daily, so every lawn receives the cleanest cut possible. Dull mower blades make your grass appear jagged and uneven, and a dull cut makes your lawn more susceptible to disease.

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Patios

Brick – Stone – Concrete

Go Off the Beaten Path with a New Stone Patio

We invite you to take a different path to building your new patio. Step outside the box of the typical patios you’ve seen, or might already have in your back yard. Ricky’s is a custom builder of patios including environmentally friendly permeable paver patios, natural stone patios and paver surfaces. A fantastic patio can redefine your home and tie in all the elements of your outdoor living space.

 

Enjoy The Outdoors

Homeowners gather on patios to spend time with family and enjoy the outdoors simultaneously. The last thing you want to worry about during a gathering is the quality of your patio.

Commitment to Excellence

With our commitment to using the best products and providing you with the best customer service around, we are confident you will like what we can do to improve your Northern Virginia home.

Custom patio design and installation, pavers, flagstone, brick or concrete. We do know how to build better by using superior skills & best products.

Years of Experience

With our years of experience working with homes in the Fairfax County VA area, we know the best ways to ensure that your new stone patio is protected from damage by the elements and regular wear and tear.

Planting

We’re Here to Help You Grow the Garden of Your Dreams

Finding the right plant, placed in the right spot, requiring the right kind of care is our passion.

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape offers an extensive selection of trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals,  roses, mulch and other materials  to be planted for your landscape. Our knowledgeable staff will help you with your gardening and landscaping needs, including landscape design and installation services in Northern Virginia. We are dedicated to helping our customers keep their home landscapes flourishing.

 

 

Let Us Help Create Your Outdoor Paradise

Since 2012, Ricky’s Lawn and Landscape has helped Fairfax County and Alexandria City VA residents with the renovation of their residential properties. We provide landscape design, installation, and maintenance services that will make your property flourish and thrive.

Your Home Never Looked Better

Looking to dress up your landscape with plantings, shrubs, trees, hedges,  or colorful flowers? The right landscape plantings can add visual interest and seasonal color to your home, improving the overall look of your property and adding a splash of color to your landscape design.

 

 

Ricky’s Lawns and Landscaping can help you with all aspects of planting in Northern Virginia. From the selection process through plant installation, we’ve got all your needs covered. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

Pressure Washing Services

Enjoy your outdoor space more with the help of our professional power wash that helps get rid of the dirt and grime, and provides a complete restoration. Enjoy having the work done for you, so you can sit back and relax.

Pressure Washing, sometimes know as power washing, is the best way to maintain your largest investment, your home! Dirt, grime, mildew, and algae build up over time and leave your home, driveway, sidewalks, patios and decks unsightly. Maintaining your home with regular pressure washing can greatly increase the longevity of your property. Our fully insured / skilled technicians come prepared with the very best in professional equipment and products to tackle any of your power washing needs. Call for a free estimate today!

There are a multitude of surfaces that can be cleaned with the aid of a pressure washer.

Ricky’s Lawn & Landscaping has experience with all sorts of projects. While we specialize in low-pressure vinyl siding cleaning and non-pressure roof cleaning, we are also highly knowledgeable in other areas of cleaning. We are properly equipped to clean concrete surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks. Brick walls and patios are also common practice for us.

Give us a call to take care of the cleaning issues you may have around your Home or Business.

 

Deck Pressure Washing

 

Make Your Deck Look Like New Again With Our Superior Washing Services. While it can be commendable trying to power wash your own deck, you can also end up doing a lot of damage to it in the long run. Avoid the damages by hiring the skilled professionals at Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape. We will come to your home and ensure your deck is restored like new again. Whether your deck needs washing or sealing, we can do it for you. We’re licensed and insured for your complete protection.
  • Wood decks
  • Composite decks

House Pressure Washing

 

Vinyl and aluminum siding have always been described as maintenance free. Well, for the most part, it is. But, as time goes by, it starts to lose its shine and begins to get mold and mildew on it. If this mold and mildew isn’t removed, it will only spread over the whole house causing more mold and mildew and further tarnishing the appearance of the house.

Concrete

 

Concrete  sidewalks are not immune to the mold and mildew process either. Over time concrete will  lose the white appearance and begin to get black or even green with mold and mildew. Concrete and brick are very easy to clean and is a very easy way to give a home curb appeal.

Roof Power Washing

Shingle roofs over time develop black stains over the entire life of the shingle. This is caused by algae. The algae is actually a living organism that is feeding off of the asphalt in the shingle. Left unattended, this creates shortened shingle life, increases electric bills because of the insulating factor of the algae and is just not attractive from the street. Our process involves a high volume and very low pressure to apply professional quality chemicals and thorough rinse. No Pressure Washing Equipment is used in the process!

Call for a free estimate today!

Retaining Walls

Looking for a stylish way to improve drainage and reduce soil erosion? Ricky’s Lawns and Landscaping has just the solution you need! We offer retaining wall design and construction services to homeowners throughout Northern Virginia and can help you protect your property while enhancing the aesthetic of your landscape.

Here at Ricky’s Lawn & Landscaping, we know that your home is one of yourbiggest investments, and things you are passionate about. As you put time, money, and energy into your home, it’s important that you care for the exterior appropriately. A new retaining wall can  not only protect your landscape, but it can increase the value of your Alexandria City or anywhere in Fairfax County quickly. And we are here to make sure it is done right.

We have years of experience in hardscaping, and we are committed to using the right structures and products to accentuate your landscape. Put your exterior in the hands of the experts when it’s time to create your dream space.

Material Options

  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Wood

Hardscaping can include everything from fountains and fireplaces / fire pits, to sidewalks and patios, and most commonly – retaining walls. It is an essential part of any building’s exterior atmosphere. Here at Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape, we know just how to design the space and choose the structures that go well with your house and the landscaping surrounding it.

Call for a free estimate today

Seasonal Flowers

Spring and Fall Seasonal Flower Planting

 

Have you ever moved into a new home that has either a badly neglected flower garden or no garden at all? It’s happened to me a few times, and the untended space always starts me longing to fill it with a beautiful new garden of my own design. But I always hit the same wall, where do I begin? Hring Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape will solve the issue of knowing what to plant and wehn for this area so the plantings thrive.

Waves of brightly colored blooms and intriguing vines, flowers and shrubs in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and textures draw the eye like magnets. You know you can’t just grab a random selection of your favorites and expect to somehow make it work, sadly there is little chance of success in creating a garden you will love with impulse choices.

Annual flowers can provide landscaped areas with more seasonal variety and colorful accents than most other plants. The key to success with annuals is to plant only the area that can be adequately cared for. Color can have more impact on the landscape than any other design element.

If you’d like to consult with a landscape design professional for help with your garden design, and get the hard dirty work done for you, look no further than Ricky’s Lawn & Landscape. Our crew will do an amazing job of turning your vision into reality.

Snow Plowing & Snow Removal Service

 

 

Plow, Salt, Sand

There is nothing like a picturesque scene of a fresh blanket of snow, and in Northern Virginia, we get our share of it.  Let us help you tackle the winter with professional snow services including: snow blowing, shoveling, plowing and salting/sanding. Clearing snow from your driveway and walkway also reduces the risk of slip and fall accidents. We are careful to avoid surface damage when plowing. To prevent the buildup of ice, we use a mixture of sand and salt most times, and apply salt by hand on more delicate surfaces, like sidewalks and paths.

Ricky’s has been reliably providing snow removal services in the NOVA area since 2012. Our proactive real-time snow management approach has helps us forge lasting relationships with our satisfied customers. Snow and ice can spell danger for family and visitors. An unsafe environment can result in injury and at time even a lawsuit.

 

 

Plow Driveways

We have the equipment it takes to keep your property functional all winter long! With our tough snow plows and reliable truck mounted salt spreaders, we have all of the equipment you’ll need for a fast and effective snow and ice management. Call today to get on our schedule.

 

 

Snow Blowing

Snow removal is one of the trickiest things to estimate before it happens because no two snow storms are alike:

  • Accumulation
  • Amounts
  • Timing of storm
  • Materials used to break down ice
  • and snow type (dry, icy, wet)
    • Dry (less difficult)
    • Icy (more deicing materials needed)
    • Wet and heavy (most difficult)

Depending on where you live, your local authorities may mandate sidewalks be clear within a certain time frame after a storm. If you are not able to get it done, you could face fines.

We initiate services based on the type, timing, and intensity of each winter weather event. Ideally, you will never need to call us! Of course, we are always ready to respond to your requests, and are available during the winter months to serve you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We have the equipment it takes to keep your property functional all winter long.

Planning ahead with a professional company is the best way to safely enjoy winter. Ricky’s provides prompt, efficient and professional snow services for residents. We offer flexible pricing; from charging per visit to annual snow removal contracts designed to meet your needs.

Call us today to put your property on our schedule. Spots are limited and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so call right now! To ensure that you get a spot on our schedule, it’s best to call in the summer to schedule for the coming Winter.