Freezing is a fact of life during the winter in Maryland, so when the temperatures start dropping you’ll need to have a plan for making your driveway and pavers safe to traverse. There are plenty of different kinds of ice melt agents available on the market, but you can do some serious damage to your…
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Snow removal is essential work during the winter months in Maryland. We rely on snow plows to help us dig out after snowstorms. However, too many homeowners know just how much damage a careless snow plow driver can do to their landscaping and property. Plows can jump curbs and rip up sod on the edge…
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Most homeowners don’t tend to think too much about their landscaping once the winter descends on the area. They are quite content to clean up the yard, winterize their existing landscaping features, and wait until the following spring to make improvements or changes. However, winter is actually the best time to begin planning spring landscaping…
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With the holiday season approaching, we’re starting to see beautiful holiday lighting going up in homes all over the area. Outdoor holiday lighting truly makes this season one of the most wonderful times of the year! However, ringing up the lights can be perilous if homeowners aren’t careful. If you’re wondering how you can decorate…
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The nights are getting longer, so your landscape lighting is becoming an increasingly prominent part of your property. In the past, landscape lighting was a luxury that relatively few homeowners employed due to how much maintenance you had to put into a setup. Light bulbs burned out relatively quickly and many homeowners didn’t want to…
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Cultivating the best garden on your landscape requires an intricate understanding of balance. Plants need just the right amount of sunlight, shade, water, and nutrition to thrive – too much, or not enough, of any of these and your garden won’t be as vivacious or full of life as it could be. Mulching is a…
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If your lawn has been looking a little worse for the wear and you’ve tried regular maintenance techniques, it may be time to start thinking about more extensive measures. Specifically, it may be time to seed or plant new sod on your lawn. But which method is better? There are advantages and disadvantages to each…
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It can happen to anyone, from the novice gardener to the experienced landscaper. No matter how carefully you plan out your landscape, sometimes it just happens that you need to remove a tree or a shrub from its current location and transplant it in a new one. This job is very delicate and will require…
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Spring is in full bloom and you may be thinking about adding some additional trees or shrubs to your landscape. However, there is a lot of conflicting information out there about the best time to plant them. Some experts claim that spring is the ideal season for planting while others say fall is the best…
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When watered and maintained properly, the plants in a landscape look naturally beautiful and lend an air of elegance to the surrounding property. It’s important to realize, however, that plants are living things that need water and grow just like we do, and sometimes this growth can get a little unruly. Pruning your plants is…
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