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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’re happily looking around at your commercial property’s newly planted trees and shrubs, and it looks perfect, somebody messed up.

It shouldn’t look perfect yet.

Trees and shrubs grow — and grow — and allowing space for that growth over the coming years is part of great commercial landscaping planning — and planting.

Some mixed-use developments are so inviting, with vibrant restaurants, upscale shopping, flickering fire pits, and a packed calendar of fun festivities, you just want to live there.

Oh wait, you can.

That’s the beauty of a mixed-use community — live there, work there, shop, dine, gather, and have fun.

The landscaping at these bustling hot spots has to look great all the time, and there’s little slow time for landscape maintenance.

Imagine it’s spring, and you’re happily strolling through your front yard to check out the cheerful daffodils and get a peek at the fresh green grass after a long snowy winter. Life is good, right?

Wait, what the heck?

There are big gouges in your nice lawn, and it looks like your prized hydrangea shrub by the driveway is dead! Ugh!

$@#%% snow plows!

The only thing worse than ugly damage from your HOA snow removal company is battling them over who should pay to replace it.

Make sure your snow management company cares.

“We realize what a big part landscaping plays in how you feel about where you live,” says David Keffer, a branch manager at Level Green Landscaping. “The HOA garden committee spends so much time on how things look. We don’t want to tear it up.”

Most snow removal damage can be prevented with a few key preventive steps, Keffer says.

Here’s a look:

An HOA community is bustling with activity: people strolling, kids playing, dogs frolicking, somebody complaining about something. (You know who you are.)

Streets and sidewalks are lined with everything from parked cars to skateboarders to kids’ sticky lemonade stands. (Neighborhood tip: make a kid happy and buy a cup.)

That means HOA landscapers have to take extra precautions as they mow, trim, and edge.