The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

It’s time to sparkle.

Those pretty plants that brightened your property are going dormant now. It gets darker earlier. Is that a snowflake?

We’ve got your holiday spirit.

Joey Schneider, branch manager at Level Green Landscaping, gets us in a festive mood with a sleigh full of holiday decorating ideas for your commercial property.

Big church? Cozy HOA? Bustling shopping center?

He’s got you covered.

Your urban concrete and glass building sure could use a leafy garden oasis.

Trouble is, there’s nowhere to go — but up. Imagine a trendy, inviting, peaceful escape from the bustle of the big city.

Time to hit the roof.

Marion Delano, business development manager at Level Green Landscaping, says rooftop gardens are the big new escape.

What makes a great rooftop planter design? Why do you need one? What should you grow?

Have you signed up for snow removal yet?

What are you waiting for?

(If you answer “snow,” that’s the wrong answer.)

“The longer you wait, the fewer resources will be available for you,” says Paul Wisniewski, division manager at Level Green Landscaping. “It may take longer for us to do your snow removal, which adds more risk.”

Sign that contract.

Salt is one of those things we take for granted. But there isn’t an endless supply, especially this year, as companies that provide commercial snow management services brace for a serious shortage of the ice-melting material.

What’s the impact of salt shortages?

How can we use less salt, but still keep commercial properties safe for customers, tenants and visitors?

Ron Eckman explains. He’s the owner of Deicing Depot, which supplies deicing equipment and materials to customers throughout the country, including Level Green Landscaping.

Use less salt, he says. Here’s how.

Everybody loves a huge, majestic old tree.

But sometimes, smaller is better when it comes to trees — especially on commercial properties.

Do you have trees struggling on parking lot islands? Trees growing too close to buildings? Trees that look leggy, with leaves a lackluster pale green?

A tree growth regulator can help.

Mark Lucas is national account manager at Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, which studies tree growth regulators and supplies tree care products and services nationwide.

What are the benefits of a tree growth regulator for a commercial property?

Lucas has the answers.

If your property is cluttered with old tree stumps, now is a great time to get them out of there.

But how? (Hint: don’t try it yourself.)

Looking for stump grinding services in Washington DC? What does it entail? Is grinding a stump the same thing as removing it?

Paul Weaver, construction branch manager at Level Green Landscaping, fills us in.

Planning your snow removal budget for the winter is tricky.

You want to make sure your contract covers all your winter needs. But what are your winter needs? And the big question: how much to budget for snow removal?

The goal: to protect everyone who spends time on your commercial property and minimize your organization’s chance of being exposed to snow and ice-related hazards such as slips, falls, traffic accidents, and property damage.

How to create a winter-proof snow removal budget?