Independence Landscape is a full-service lawn and landscape company serving Northern Virginia residents. We offer our clients custom landscape, hardscape and drainage correction projects, which often require grading services. Grading (or regrading) involves moving soil to adjust the slope to improve water flow across your property. Contact us today to get started on a customized drainage solution.

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OUR Process

Grading is critical to remedy most drainage issues. Here is how the process works for you:

Your dedicated Account Manager visits your property to assess your drainage issues and develops a customized long-term solution, which can involve grading a portion of your yard. Soon after the initial consultation, you will receive a proposal for your drainage project.
Once you give the green light, we schedule a drainage crew to tackle your project.
Your crew arrives and preps the area to be graded. Before the project is finished, the graded area is normally supplemented with our composted topsoil and covered with fresh-cut sod or mulch. Your Account Manager stops by frequently and follows up with the crew to ensure the project goes as planned.
If you ever have questions or concerns about your drainage work, feel free to contact your Account Manager or our office staff. We are always happy to assist.

Our Commitment

At Independence Landscape, we show up on time and follow through on our commitments. You can expect your Account Manager to communicate clearly and responsively, and to be available when needed for advice. Our crews are dependable, friendly and attentive to detail. We are here for the long haul, and pledge to get the job done right.



“Independence Landscaping is the gold standard in landscaping and lawn care for Northern Virginia. We had our front walkway redone, the front yard graded and new sod placed. Every member of the team was communicative throughout the process from the supervisor to the skilled workers. … I would recommend this company to anyone looking for high quality work that looks great and is done right.”

– Alex M., Reston

Frequently Asked Questions

We grade yards when we need to adjust the slope to improve water flow across your property or have a negative grade towards the house. An improper grade can cause standing water or severe erosion—or even allow water to infiltrate your house. Using a variety of techniques, grading is critical to remedy most drainage issues.

Proper grading reduces erosion and runoff, which can be harmful to our waterways. Additionally, we recycle all yard waste and soil at our facility and compost it to produce our own fertile, nutrient-rich topsoil. In addition, having a properly graded yard reduces standing water, which can be prime habitats for mosquitos.

If you talk to five contractors, you are likely to get five different opinions that vary based on each one’s specialty. Because we build long-term relationships with our clients, our goal is to create a long-term solution that mitigates water before it gets to your house. We usually favor gravity over mechanical options, like a sump pump, that eventually give out. Whether it’s a complex drainage project or basic lawn maintenance, our clients know they can depend on us to get the job done right.

We do not offer one-time projects for one simple reason: our existing clients are our top priority, and our business is built on these long-term relationships. We are happy to meet with you to evaluate your drainage issues as long as you are willing to consider us for a maintenance service, such as weekly mowing or our Lawn Care Program.

Trust The Experts

Grading is a critical step in most drainage projects, and many landscape and hardscape projects. At Independence Landscape, we don’t take shortcuts—we create customized, long-term solutions for your drainage, landscape and lawn care needs. Achieving a proper slope prevents standing water and erosion, and makes your property look more finished. Contact us today to get started on a custom project.