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Douglass Delano

Douglass Delano

Doug Delano (and Bill Hardy) opened Level Green Landscaping LLC in 2002 to offer Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia reliable commercial landscape maintenance services.

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The most important reason to have a robot mow your lawn isn’t so you look like the coolest business in town.

Still, it’s not a bad reason, right?

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we’re excited to roll out our first robotic mowers in 2021.

Michael Mayberry, Level Green Chief Technology Officer, talks about what these impressive mowers can do — and why property managers should be almost as excited as he is.

Everybody loves saving a few bucks.

Buy one pizza, get one free can actually make your whole day, right?

So when customers suggest cutting a few items from their commercial landscaping contract, we get it.

But unlike that pizza, cutting landscaping services isn’t necessarily a good deal. (Also, there’s no pepperoni involved, which makes things even worse.)

It can actually cost you more in the end.

Here’s how:

As Level Green Landscaping switches from mowing and weeding to clearing snow and de-icing pavement, Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

That means the safety precautions we’ve taken since the beginning of the pandemic are still in full swing, with extra measures for snow season.

“We take this very seriously,” says Level Green Snow Manager Greg Stacho. “Customers might not notice anything different, but we’re continuing to follow the rigorous precautions that we’ve followed all along.”

Here’s a look behind the scenes at our Covid precautions for snow season:

When most people get ready for winter, they dig around in a drawer for warm gloves and move the snowblower to the front of the garage where the lawn mower used to be.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, there’s a lot more to it than that.

You know that scene in the holiday movie, “Elf,“ where as soon as Santa returns from his Christmas Eve journey, the elves get to work on toys for next Christmas?

It’s like that.

Some surprises are great. Like when you think you already ate all the mint chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer, but hey, there’s a little bit left!

Others, not so great. Like when your commercial property’s lawn dies, and you have to dip into your already stretched budget to replace it. Surprise!

On days like that, ice cream helps. Better yet, add a few key commercial landscaping services into your contract to help avoid those unpleasant surprise costs.

Consider adding these:

Everybody loves insider info. It’s like you suddenly know a secret few people know.

So, if you’re a tulip fan (who isn’t?) it’s kind of exciting to get a peek at the tulip order that branch manager James Kole placed last year for his Level Green Landscaping customers.

What tulips does a pro order?

Let’s take a look. Then we’ll share some tantalizing tulip tips.

JT Hipp is a certified pesticide applicator, which means he’s trained to safely kill insects.

But he loves bees. 

“Bees are one of the best things for landscaping,” says Hipp, an operations manager at Level Green Landscaping. 

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the plight of the little guys. 

Climate change, pesticides, and destruction of habitat by development are a few of the factors threatening the bee population. 

They can use our help. It’s only fair, after all they do for our landscaping.

How are native bees beneficial?

Here’s the buzz.

You might be letting your commercial landscape enhancements off too easy. Make them multi-task.

How about great landscaping services that benefit the environment and your budget?

Commercial property owners and managers are eager for landscaping solutions that do both, says Level Green division manager Paul Wisniewski.

Businesses are especially cost conscious these days, he says.

“We can suggest ways to help them save money in the long run,” Wisniewski says. 

You might be surprised by how many commercial landscape enhancements also help the earth.

The crews at Level Green Landscaping’s North Branch don’t wear your average, boring cloth safety masks.

They sport Snoopy. Planets. Cat masks that proclaim, “You had me at meow.”

They’re hand-crafted by Kathy Schneider, the effervescent mom of branch manager Joey Schneider. Nothing about her is boring.

Kathy sews 10 to 15 masks for the branch each weekend. Joey brings them to work on Mondays, and operations manager Jose Ruiz hands them out to grateful crews and managers.