White Pearl Management

A Customer Service Company Focused on
Delivering Premier Landscape Services

At White Pearl Management, we believe our clients deserve reliable, comprehensive landscape management with a personal touch.

Our goal is to consolidate all your outdoor property services into one package. From lawn mowing, detailed pruning, turf care, and weeding to lighting and irrigation, you’ll have a single point of contact who personalizes your service based on your unique needs and desires.

You’ve put a lot of energy into crafting your landscape. Let us keep it pristine with seamless customer service and a personal touch. Spend less of your time managing your landscape service teams and more time on what matters to you.

Integrated Service

Forget about communication mishaps. We manage everything outdoors with our in-house staff and industry associates.

Single Point of Contact

One Garden Manager will plan your maintenance, oversee the technicians, and actively monitor progress. Your White Pearl manager will be available and communicative at all times.

Your Vision

Our experts work with you to define your vision for your landscape management and craft detailed plans to make it a reality.

Our Services

At White Pearl Management, we don’t want our clients to worry about any part of their landscape management. If your property needs anything done outdoors, we will do it.

Garden Management
Mowing
Weeding
Power Washing
Tree Trimming
Pruning

Mulching
Irrigation System Management
Overseeding
Leaf Removal
Window Washing
Water Feature Management

Lighting System Management
Drainage
Snow Removal
Annual Flower Displays
Fertilization
Plant Health Care

Leaves Maintenance

Weekly Services

Your exclusive White Pearl team will handle every landscape service task during the growing season, including mowing, bedcare, pruning, weed control, and pest inspection and pest management planning.

We also maintain ponds and fountains, including winterization, cleaning, flushing, and algae control.

In the fall, your White Pearl team will clean up leaves, tidy up perennials, and mow as needed.

Turf Care Services

We apply horticultural sciences to tailor your turf to your needs. It starts with a third-party soil test to evaluate your needs for the season. We fertilize several times during the season, lime your soil to achieve perfect pH balance, apply grub and fungicide prevention, and aerate and overseed in the fall.

Turf Care
Winter and off-season management

Dormant Season Services

The growing season is not the only time you should see your landscape maintenance company. At White Pearl, we design off-season services to ensure your property amazes year-round and hits the growing season in stride. This includes cutting back perennials, ground cover, and ornamental grasses as well as removing debris and weeds. We also edge, mulch, and prune ornamental trees in the off-season.

Irrigation Services

With the team at White Pearl handling your irrigation, your watering will work in harmony with your plant health care plans, your weekly maintenance schedule, and your long-term property goals, without you having to give it a second thought.

Flowers being watered
Outdoor lighting management

Outdoor Lighting

White Pearl technicians can keep your low-voltage light fixtures straight, clean, and operational throughout the year.

Other Services

A plant health care specialist can visit your property five times a season to assess the need for preventative disease or pest treatments. We also apply deer repellent where needed. We can even cultivate, grow, and harvest your edible gardens. Anything your property needs, White Pearl can provide.

Edible garden management

The Plan

Start your relationship with White Pearl Management today with a simple phone call. Our experts always follow the same process to ensure every client gets the same high level of service.

1. Contact Us

We’re standing by to talk to you. Contact us now.

2. Meet

Your point of contact will do a thorough site assessment and walk through your vision.

3. Plan

We aim to deliver a thorough landscape maintenance plan on the same day.

4. Service

Stop wasting your time on landscape management as we handle the issues for you.

5. Adapt

As abnormal weather events increase, we carefully calibrate services to maintain optimal plant health.

Staff

Kohler Brafford
Principal

Kohler Brafford has loved working outdoors his entire life. As an eighth-grader, he got a summer job working on the grounds crew at Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland. He used his paychecks to buy landscaping equipment and start maintaining pool grounds in and around Potomac.

Kohler went on to major in horticulture and turfgrass management at the University of Georgia, with an emphasis on landscape contracting. He refined his craft at one of the most prestigious landscape design firms in the D.C. Metro Area before striking out on his own with Black Pearl Management, a landscape construction company. Now with White Pearl Management, Kohler aims to bring his detail-oriented management style to full-service maintenance clients.

Kohler Brafford - owner of White Pearl Management
Kohler Brafford - owner of White Pearl Management

Tom Kniezewski
Landscape Professional

Tom has always had a love for the outdoors and for plants. From the time he was eight years old, he was helping out on his neighbor’s farm in Pennsylvania. He came to Washington DC to attend American University where he earned his degree in Applied Mathematics. Even during college, he ran a small landscaping business to keep his hands in the dirt, but stopped when he graduated to accept a full-time office position related to his area of study.

After a very short time, Tom realized the “concrete jungle” atmosphere was not how he wanted to spend his days. Ultimately, he returned to the landscape industry where his passion resides.

Tom is married with two boys. He is an avid ultra trail runner and obstacle course racer. When he is not working or training, he loves to go hiking with his family and play in his landscape at home.

Joni Desherow
Garden Manager

Joni can honestly say she found her passion when it comes to landscaping. Joni has been in the Green Industry for over 20 years now, and still learning something new every day. She loves the flowers and always fascinated by not only how to create beauty in the landscape but also maintaining the beauty to thrive for years to come.

Joni started a small gardening business in Loudoun County and was in business for herself for 13 years. She was craving more knowledge so went out to diversify her experience within the industry. She worked at a wholesale nursery for a period of time, and have found herself back into Landscape Maintenance.

The opportunities to work with great people in this industry just kept coming, and she again has been able to find herself with another fantastic team of people. The relationships with clients and co-workers has made the path even richer after finding her passion in life.

Joni has raised 2 children, who are off on their own endeavors while pursuing their passions in life. Her next challenge has been vegetable gardening after installing a beautiful garden with raised beds and a cute shed that she bought from her son. It’s been a lot of work, but very rewarding with an occasional harvest of fruits and veggies and even more to learn.

Kohler Brafford - owner of White Pearl Management
Kohler Brafford - owner of White Pearl Management

Phil Lavezzo
Garden Manager

Upon graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Northern Virginia Community College, Phil started as an entry level special police officer in Washington, DC, working in the narcotics division for Amtrak. He quickly moved up in the force and became a Lieutenant during his 4th year of service. After his 10 year anniversary within the department, an old college friend approached him and discussed the possibility of starting a landscaping company.

Although Phil has always loved gardening, he felt the need to improve his education in the field of horticulture before jumping in feet first. He completed a graduate program at the US Department of Agriculture before opening his company’s doors. His company became very successful and was a strong contender in the industry for 20 years. Phil sold the business and retired off into the sunset for a few years before realizing that retirement at such a young age was not for him.

Phil joined the White Pearl team and has taken on the role of managing our clients’ properties, always with their best interests in mind. His main focus is on customer satisfaction and attention to detail. His humble demeanor allows him to connect with customers while delivering a professional product and excitement with every property.

Phil enjoys his down time fishing and hiking with his dogs at his cabin in West Virginia.

Sara Marks
Garden Manager

Sara’s childhood obsession with plants led her to a degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech. Since then, she’s been working in the landscape industry in a number of different roles, from installation to garden centers to maintenance.

You’ll find her happiest when she’s helping to further beautify your landscape. She has one daughter and her hobbies include gardening.

Kohler Brafford - owner of White Pearl Management
Kohler Brafford - owner of White Pearl Management

Eder Gonzales
Production Manager

Eder has always had a passion for gardening and working outdoors. He grew up farming with his father, which instilled an everlasting passion for plants.

Your first impression towards Eder will be his enthusiasm for providing excellence and his charisma towards our company. Eder is meticulous about his work and has been called a perfectionist by his peers. He constructs creative, one-of-a-kind seasonal flowerpot installations, in addition to taking care of other important details in the landscape. Eder’s favorite plants are annuals, especially Mandevilla and plumbago.

In his free time, Eder enjoys playing soccer and fishing, as well as cheering on Real Madrid. He attests that he is the father to the most beautiful daughter in the world!

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