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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.

When Level Green landscaping crews show up on your property, you don’t want them to miss a thing.

You want the job done well and done fast.

Meet job mapping — an organizational system that makes all of that happen as efficiently as possible. 

How does it work? Why should customers care? 

Paul Wisniewski, Level Green Landscaping division manager, maps it out.

If a landscaping company tells you, sure, they can handle every single aspect of your commercial property’s huge project all by themselves, raise your eyebrows.

At Level Green Landscaping, we’re smart enough to know what we don’t know.

That’s why we use trusted subcontractors as our project partners for your construction job.

The scenic Patuxent River is a huge natural attraction, but a portion of the popular Patuxent River Park was a mess.

Rainwater was flowing unchecked into the river, bringing pollutants right along with it.

Old concrete steps dating back to the 1920s leading to a popular boat dock were cracked and crumbling.

“It was unusable space,” says Paul Weaver, construction branch manager at Level Green Landscaping.

But not for long. After painstaking measuring and planning and a month of challenging hand labor by Level Green crews, it’s a whole new place.

The upgrade means Maryland Green Center Award certification for the park — proof that the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission saves energy, reduces pollution runoff and helps prevent erosion along the valuable waterway. 

Weaver shares how the transformation happened — and why it was so important.

We love colorful spring and summer annuals as much as the next guy, but your landscape needs more.

Enter the evergreen.

While annuals fade and perennials have one or two showy seasons, evergreens keep your property intriguing all year long.

Shelley Russell, landscape designer at Level Green Landscaping, shares her favorite evergreen trees and plants.

You might want one of each.

It’s almost wow season.

After the gray, bleak days of winter, let’s face it — spring flowers make everything better.

Shelley Russell, landscape designer for Level Green Landscaping, shares a few of her favorite spots for soaking up spring’s colorful flower displays, from seas of perky tulips to explosions of fluffy cherry blossoms.

If your property doesn’t have a flowering tree that bursts into spectacular beauty each spring, why not?

Level Green Landscaping designer Shelley Russell has a few beauties to recommend. But don’t let their stunning looks fool you — all her picks are “urban tough,” she says.

“Flowering trees are great for the color, the pop factor,” Russell says. “Curb appeal is especially important for a commercial property. They can really make your property stand out, especially if your buildings are gray and drab.”

Pink? Red? White? Can’t choose?

Plant one of each.