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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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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 let us at it.

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.

There’s security in knowing you have a retention basin or stormwater pond on your property. 

The pools collect water from rain and runoff and release it slowly, at a nice, easy rate that prevents flooding or erosion.

But is yours really working? Not without regular retention basin maintenance. 

Cameron Cook, operations manager at Level Green Landscaping, walks us through the stormwater pond maintenance tasks Level Green crews do to keep these vital wet ponds working — and passing those inspections. 

Feeling soggy? We hear you. 

The National Weather Service declared 2018 as the wettest year on record for the nation's capital, with more than 60 inches of rain. 

The record-breaking rain has saturated communities throughout the mid-Atlantic. 

Now it’s spring — the rainy season. 

Is your landscape prepared? Here’s a look at the soggy situation — and what to do about it.

Washington DC is one of the greenest cities around, and getting greener by the day.

Who’s hitting it out of the park? The variety of players is impressive.

A baseball stadium, for one. Toss in a park commission, an electric cooperative, and a bustling entertainment district.

And here at Level Green Landscaping, we’re doing our part, too.

Here’s a look at how several DC companies are building greener, operating smarter and working diligently to protect the earth.