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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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When a building has been around for decades, witnessing history and even hosting The Pope, the landscaping has to measure up to the majesty.

But what does that mean?

It depends on the property.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we maintain several of the area’s most stately and historic sites, from the Franciscan Monastery to Washington DC’s court buildings to the United States Congress of Catholic Bishops.

Shelley Russell, landscape designer at Level Green, shares the things she keeps in mind for historic landscaping in Washington DC.

If we do our job right, the plants we add to your property look like they’ve always been there, like they perfectly belong.

But of course, first they came from somewhere else. 

We need thousands and thousands of plants, from flats of annuals to potted tropicals to bare root saplings to big established trees.

Where do landscapers get their plants?

Maybe you’ve been staring at that empty bed of mulch on your property for so long, you don’t even notice it anymore.

But your customers, visitors and potential tenants do. 

That open space of nothing but mulch isn’t doing you or your commercial property any favors.

Maybe it used to be filled with attractive plants, but they all died.

Maybe it’s just always been there.

It’s boring. It’s full of weeds. It’s wasted space. 

You can do so much better. 

Just give us an opportunity.

You might not even notice it, but bit by bit, some of your property’s topsoil ends up in the waterways all around you, from streams to rivers to the Chesapeake Bay.

And as that topsoil quietly erodes away, it takes polluting pesticides and fertilizers along with it

How to stop this erosion from polluting our water and stressing aquatic wildlife? 

Erosion control. Shelley Russell, landscape designer at Level Green Landscaping, shares some natural erosion solutions for your commercial property.

Those colorful flowers and plants in the pots way up on the rooftop garden might need water.

Or, they might not.

It’s often tricky to tell. 

Until now. 

Level Green Landscaping is now using Spiio — the latest soil moisture technology that will tell us instantly if a pot needs water, from miles away. 

Level Green business development manager Marion Delano is pretty excited about it.

Here’s why.