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Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

Everybody loves a huge, majestic old tree.

But sometimes, smaller is better when it comes to trees — especially on commercial properties.

Do you have trees struggling on parking lot islands? Trees growing too close to buildings? Trees that look leggy, with leaves a lackluster pale green?

A tree growth regulator can help.

Mark Lucas is national account manager at Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, which studies tree growth regulators and supplies tree care products and services nationwide.

What are the benefits of a tree growth regulator for a commercial property?

Lucas has the answers.

If your property is cluttered with old tree stumps, now is a great time to get them out of there.

But how? (Hint: don’t try it yourself.)

Looking for stump grinding services in Washington DC? What does it entail? Is grinding a stump the same thing as removing it?

Paul Weaver, construction branch manager at Level Green Landscaping, fills us in.

Planning your snow removal budget for the winter is tricky.

You want to make sure your contract covers all your winter needs. But what are your winter needs? And the big question: how much to budget for snow removal?

The goal: to protect everyone who spends time on your commercial property and minimize your organization’s chance of being exposed to snow and ice-related hazards such as slips, falls, traffic accidents, and property damage.

How to create a winter-proof snow removal budget?

Winter’s wrath might seem months away, but it’s time to think about brining now.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we’re already planning our winter weather attack.

Are you?

Will your parking lots, walkways and entrances be slick danger zones, or clear, safe passages for your customers, tenants and employees?

Brining can make the difference.

What exactly is brining? How does it work? Why do you need it?

Sometimes, nature tries to take over.

Invasive plants are an increasing problem in Maryland and Virginia, taking over forests of native trees and plants and slowly killing them.

What are these invasive plants? How do you stop them?

Brad Butler, corporate manager at Level Green Landscaping, talks about the problem — and the painstaking, important solution.

There’s a reason brick buildings are everywhere.

They work.

Brick walls help adjust a building's temperature, storing heat in the winter and cool air in the summer.

They don’t require the maintenance of a wood-clad building, and brick buildings have great re-sale value.

But what are the best landscape design ideas for brick? Level Green Landscape designer Shelley Russell has a few tips.