The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

There’s nothing like a brand new hardscape project. Pretty pavers arranged perfectly. Smooth concrete stretching out, flat and flawless as glass.

Then, something happens. Cracks appear. Pavers start to sink. Stains set in.

Suddenly, somebody trips.

Paul Weaver, construction manager at Level Green Landscaping, sheds some light on five of the most common hardscape problems, and how the expert crews at Level Green handle hardscape repair.

Is your lawn gasping for air? You won't hear it, but you can probably see it.

When your turf’s roots can’t breathe, it shows. Weeds take over where grass struggles. Grass that used to be green turns brown. Pests and disease pounce.

The good news? There are solutions. But which one is right for your lawn?

Let’s take a look at lawn aeration vs slit-seeding and how they can revive your struggling lawn.

You probably do a lot of things to boost your company brand — to ensure that when customers hear your name, they have positive thoughts.

Is landscaping on your list? If not, it should be.

That sea of vibrant, colorful flowers out front contributes to your brand. So does the appealing common area, where oversized planters brim with exotic tropical plants and kids happily splash their hands in your water feature.

How can your landscaping company and its services boost your brand? You’ll be surprised at all the ways:

It’s fun to talk about how to create a more colorful landscape, or a landscape that makes people want to linger, and come back.

Safety might not be the most lively landscaping topic, but without it, none of that other stuff matters.

At Level Green Landscaping, safety is a top priority. We even have a guy in charge of it — Brad Butler, manager of corporate safety.

How to create a safe landscape? Butler shares seven things to keep in mind:

It would be great if nobody ever trampled your landscaping.

But that’s not reality for a commercial property.

People don't always stay on your hardscape paths, opting for shortcuts through the landscape.

Feet don’t always land exactly on stepping stones.

Areas around front entrances can take a beating.

Luckily, some plants are up to the challenge, offering both beauty and toughness in your high-traffic landscape.

Here’s a look at some of the best plants for foot traffic. Go ahead, step on them. They can take it.

Sometimes shrubs and bushes grow so fast, you’d swear you could watch them grow, if you had time to sit and stare at them long enough.

Wasn’t that barberry just pruned? Why is it already encroaching over the window? Why does the euonymus look so shaggy?

It might be time for a plant growth regulator to tame the beast. These products slow a plant’s growth to keep it tidier and under control, saving time and improving plant health.

How do they work? Are they safe? Do you need this service?

Let’s take a look.

Portering is a nice way of saying picking up trash. But it goes beyond that. Many commercial properties have unique situations, with a unique array of pesky debris.

Debris makes your usually neat, healthy landscape look messy and neglected.

What is portering? It’s a lifesaver for your property’s curb appeal.

Let's take a look at how it works.

Tropical plants in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia?

You bet. These exotic beauties won't survive outside in the winter, but, treated as annuals, they add eye-catching drama to your commercial property in a host of ways.

They’re dramatically different than the typical annuals people are used to seeing in beds and pots, so tropicals automatically attract attention.

What are the best tropical plants for Washington DC? We can’t wait to show you — along with some ideas on how and where to use them to add instant impact to your commercial property.

Think you have too much stuff in your garage?

Check out our vehicle and equipment roster at Level Green Landscaping.

We have 92 vehicles; 43 trailers; more than 300 pieces of hand-held equipment; 133 mowers; 5 wide-area mowers;   2 front-end loaders; a mini excavator; a mulch blower; 2 utility tractors; 2 ATVs and a host of snow plows, spreaders, aerators, seeders and tillers.

How do we keep it all running smoothly and looking neat and professional?

We’d love to fill you in — because ultimately, you benefit.