A Northern Virginia Landscaping Service
We are a local, family-owned and operated business serving Northern Virginia since 1972. Our customers depend on us to deliver a full suite of lawn, landscape and sprinkler services using the finest quality materials and knowledgeable personnel. With our comprehensive knowledge of plants, trees, lawn products and sprinkler maintenance strategies, our goal is to help you maintain a healthy lawn and landscape year-round.
Your Outdoor Living Investment
Our work provides you with years of enjoyable and worry-free outside spaces plus an investment that grows in value as your trees and shrubs mature. In fact, studies show that homes with professionally designed and maintained landscapes can expect a return of up to 15% more than comparable homes. When you call CLS, be assured that you will get the results you’ll love coming home to.
Meet Our Management Team
Russell A. Stout, President/General Manager
Rusty is the President, General Manager and owner of CLS. He was the first official employee of the fledgling family business. He started working part-time for CLS when he was only 14 and received his pesticide applicator’s license while still in high school. Rusty graduated from Old Dominion University in 1981. He began the irrigation division of the company in 1986 and became a certified residential irrigation designer in 1990. He has overseen the growth of the company, making it one of the most respected landscape management and irrigation companies in Northern Virginia. Rusty and his wife Elaine live in Centreville. They are recent empty nesters as their two children, Katie and Sam have finished college and started their lives both in Virginia and elsewhere. He and his family are very active within the community, St. Timothy’s Church, and the local Boy Scout troop.
Raul started working for CLS as a teenager. He started as a crew member and is now a senior foreman. Raul and his wife Violetta reside in Alexandria. Raul can do everything! He knows plant material and pruning techniques and is a skilled vehicle and small engine mechanic.