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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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If you haven’t inspected your property lately for potholes, cracked sidewalks and clogged storm drains, grab your coat.

There’s still time before the next big snow.

Paul Weaver, construction manager at Level Green Landscaping, shares a few potential hazards you should check out before snow removal season, to keep everybody who visits your property safe.

There you are again, staring down a pile of landscape company contract proposals.

After a while, they all look alike, right?

Look closer. You’ll see some real differences.

Michael Mayberry, chief technical officer at Level Green Landscaping, has worked in the landscape industry for years, in a variety of roles.

He’s seen his share of contract proposals.

Here’s his look at the main players.

Shivering yet?

Your plants are. Winter weather takes a toll on your green pals.

Soggy leaves left on your lawn can smother your turf. Cold and wind makes unprotected plants thirsty. Shrubs can break under the weight of misplaced snow piles.

What the key to maintaining plants in winter?

Bradley Sarno, enhancement operations manager at Level Green Landscaping, walks us through a few key tasks.

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.