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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 listen to us at all, you already know the wonders of mulch.

But you can never hear it too many times, so here’s a brief re-cap:

Mulch helps your soil retain moisture, so you won't have to water as much. It keeps pesky weeds at bay by blocking the sunlight they need to sprout. It prevents rain from washing away your landscape soil.

We love mulch. And here at Level Green Landscaping, we use bark mulch much more often than rock. But there are times rocks are a great choice.

Rock vs. mulch in planting beds?

Is your lawn gasping for air? You won't hear it, but you can probably see it.

When your turf’s roots can’t breathe, it shows. Weeds take over where grass struggles. Grass that used to be green turns brown. Pests and disease pounce.

The good news? There are solutions. But which one is right for your lawn?

Let’s take a look at lawn aeration vs. slit-seeding and how they can revive your struggling lawn.

How many landscaping questions could HOA residents possibly ask? Let’s see:

  • Can I install a patio out back?
  • Are garden ornaments allowed?
  • Can I plant 7 hydrangea shrubs?
  • What are the rules about fences?
  • I want to plant a bamboo hedge — is that OK?
  • Can I grow tomatoes and peppers to make salsa? I’ll give you a jar!

You get the idea. Lots of questions.

While HOAs typically hire a landscaping company to care for their common areas, homeowners are often required to care for their own landscaping, following any HOA landscaping rules.

When McKenna Korzeniewski looks around at the team at Level Green Landscaping, she sees women crew members, business developers, account managers, truck drivers, and accountants.

The list goes on. Marcene Pugh is the comptroller. Carmen Huiza Flores is a small engine mechanic. Jenna Visco is a branch manager. Ursula Epps is a recruiter. Dafne Armenta supervises crews.

Who wouldn’t rather look out onto a rooftop oasis of green plants than a sea of hot shingles or asphalt?

Daydreaming of a lush rooftop garden that will make you the cool company on the block?

Hire green roof installers who can tell you about the benefits, provide expert installation, and take care of your green rooftop plants once they’re installed. Follow these tips:

It’s hard to imagine trees and shrubs as villains, right?

They offer shade, are home to chirpy birds, some burst into spectacular bloom in the spring.

But not every tree and shrub are winners for your commercial property.

Some are kind of jerks, crowding out surrounding plants, dropping branches, and even inviting dangerous ticks.