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“Spending 5% of the total value of your home on landscaping, and doing it wisely, you can add 15% or more to the value of your home.” -Smart Money Magazine

“Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the windows and walls of a home.” -American Public Power Association

“As an investment, landscaping can increase the value of your property by as much as 20% if it is done well.” -The Old House Magazine

“A turf area just 50-ft. square absorbs carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen fluoride and perosyacetyle nitrate and releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four.” -The Lawn Institute

“According to a joint study by Clemson University and The University of Maryland, potential home buyers will pay up to 11.3% above the asking price for homes with thoughtfully designed

landscaping.” -Mid-Valley Sunday

“According to a MONEY Magazine story on home renovations, not all improvements will increase the value of a house by the amount they cost to perform. Landscaping, however, according to their research has a recovery value of 100% to 200% if it is well done and harmonized with foliage nearby.” -Money Magazine

If we have applied any chemical to your landscape, it will be safe for your children to return to the lawn once the application has dried, which typically takes one to two hours. If we have applied a granular fertilizer, you can use the lawn immediately after application. To reduce any confusion about applications, we will flag your property with a notice regarding what services have been done and at what time they were completed.

No, We use only the lowest toxicity herbicides available and the fertilizer is slow release, which means the fertilizer feeds the lawn slowly. This process is beneficial to the plant and helps prevent runoff or leaching. Organic options are also available.

Your account manager will be decided upon on Day 1, and they will be your contact in regards to any service needs. If you hire us for design/build work you will be assigned to a design consultant to work with you in solving any landscape problems and improvements you would like to make to your property.

It is the responsibility of the contractor to contact Miss Utility prior to the beginning of any work on the property. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to inform the contractor of other private utilities and underground lines on the property that Miss Utility will not mark.

Yes, for both turf and ornamental trees/shrubs.

We are a full-service landscape management and design/build firm that can perform all types of landscape-related services. We can do anything from mowing your lawn, mulching your flower beds, and pulling your weeds to building a stone wall, installing a paver patio, or designing a low-voltage lighting system to enhance your house.

You can fill out our estimate form through our website, or call our office directly (703-544-0028) to speak with someone about your needs and desires.

We accept checks, and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover).

Yes, we stand behind all of the work we perform. Sunrise warranties trees and shrubs for 1 year, with a onetime replacement. All hardscaping services are covered for five years. We are interested in a long-term relationship with our clients.

It can help maintain or increase the value of your property and help to utilize every part of your property.

Our company goal is by the next business day.

We have been in business since 1986, for over 26 years. We have an A+ ranking by the BBB, we have numerous certifications, and we receive most of our work through satisfied customer referrals. Our professionalism, vast training, education, and experience allow us to help fulfill our customers’ expectations.