Fetching Results: A Dog Walker Discovers Lawn Care Perfection

Few people know Fort Hunt’s neighborhoods like Ryan Dempsey. As the owner of a local dog-walking business, Potomac Paws, he’s walked every street countless times with his clients’ furry friends. In 2022, he observed a pattern.

“Most of the golf-course-type lawns had the same little sign by the mailbox,” he recalls. “They all used Independence Landscape. And I wanted my own yard to look like that.”

Ryan soon signed up for Independence’s signature Lawn Care Program, and two years later, he’s never looked back. “Everything looks amazing in my yard,” he says. “When I pull up to my driveway, my yard makes me smile. It’s my oasis.”

He praises the high quality of care provided by his Licensed Technician, Oscar, and the crew handling his weekly mowing. “I see them go the extra mile over and over,” Ryan says. “When they see an issue, they fix it immediately. And they’re so friendly.”

At Independence, we are fully committed to providing you with a lush, healthy lawn that stands out among your neighbors. And it all begins with our Lawn Care Program.

What Sets Our Program Apart

Many national chains bring a one-size-fits-all approach to lawn treatments. Some companies use the cheapest products, or claim to be all-organic while using synthetics. Others churn through inexperienced lawn techs, sending someone new for each application.

At Independence, we developed and tested our Lawn Care Program over many years, operating exclusively in Northern Virginia. Our hybrid program uses a combination of top-quality organic and synthetic products that have proven most effective in our unique climate and soil conditions. We’ve carefully fine-tuned the products, quantities and sequence of our treatments to cultivate healthy, vibrant lawns that last.

Expertise You Can Trust

Our Lawn Care Program consists of 10 treatments, applied strategically over eight visits by our Licensed Technicians. Each Licensed Technician has years of experience and expertise, and will carefully assess your lawn’s needs and tailor treatments accordingly. We do our best to send the same friendly face every visit. 

Our treatments include fertilizer, pre-emergent crabgrass control, broadleaf weed control, grub and insect control, winterizer, limestone and an annual pH test. Applying the proper amount of each product is crucial.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you have a dedicated point of contact, your Account Manager. He knows the Lawn Care Program inside and out, and will quickly get acquainted with the nuances of your property. You can expect responsive, personalized care.

Aeration & Overseeding: The Perfect Pair

Because we are pursuing lasting results for your lawn, we only offer our Lawn Care Program together with our Aeration & Overseeding service, which is completed once a year in the late Summer through Fall. 

These services depend on each other: the Lawn Care Program treatments work all year to ensure the conditions are right for Aeration & Overseeding, and the new growth is then sustained by the Lawn Care Program. Aeration relieves compacted soil and allows water, air and nutrients to reach your lawn’s root system. Overseeding brings a burst of new growth, a vital step toward achieving a thick, green lawn.

Patience Pays Off

Our Lawn Care Program is a process, not a quick fix. It’s normal for things to look worse before they look better, as cycles of weeds are killed off and turn patchy. Most lawns reach their full potential after 12 to 18 months in our Lawn Care Program, often following the second annual cycle of Aeration & Overseeding. 

Your Account Manager can provide you with a realistic timeframe for your lawn’s transformation, taking into account its current condition. Rest assured, our goal is to deliver long-lasting results that will make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.

Experience the Difference

Our signature Lawn Care Program is designed to provide your lawn with the comprehensive care it needs to thrive long-term. If you have more questions about how it works, check out our FAQ section. Contact us today to get started.