The Level Green Landscaping Blog

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You might think a virtual meeting with 27 faces sharing a screen would be chaotic, at best. 

Keep thinking. It went great. 

Level Green Landscaping recently hosted a virtual “lunch and learn“ event with property management company Legum & Norman. 

It was a great way to introduce ourselves to the company and offer a fascinating educational topic: how climate change is affecting the landscape and turf industry.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, celebrating our hard work is as much a part of life as the work. 

You’ll often find us together, talking and laughing around tables laden with a homemade Hispanic feast, marinated beef sizzling on the grill. 

Or lined up to share office manager Lynn Garris’ savory pulled pork.

Or gathered around a beachside lunch of grilled burgers, kielbasa, and baked beans after rousing games of wiffle ball and tug-of-war.

Or enjoying a made-to-order omelette breakfast.

You get the idea.

While PPE is a new acronym for a lot of people navigating COVID-19 safety, it’s been in our vocabulary since day one.

In the landscaping industry, personal protection equipment has always meant safety glasses, ear plugs, and dust masks.

But now we join the rest of the world in adding cloth face masks, as well as a slew of new safety and disinfecting measures to protect against the coronavirus.

Brad Butler, manager of corporate safety at Level Green Landscaping, talks about the additional PPE that’s now part of our safety routine. 

Landscaping is a lot of work. You’ve probably realized that if your city, township, or county tackles these outdoor tasks on your own — along with all the other hard work it takes to run a municipality. 

Need a hand?

Hire expert landscaping services for municipalities, and say goodbye to your landscaping stress.

Here’s why you should take the plunge: 

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 invasive plants? How do you control invasive plants?

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

Choosing a landscaping company for your HOA or condo association might not be your favorite thing.

We understand. It’s a big decision, and you have a lot of choices. 

How do you know if a company will meet your needs, communicate well, follow landscaping guidelines for HOAs, and look out for your best interests?

Ashley Owens, business development manager at Level Green Landscaping, knows landscaping responsibilities for HOAs can be daunting.

How to choose the best company? 

While some landscaping mistakes are no big deal — like planting too many tulips — others can impact the security of your property.

That lovely old tree is majestic, but are its roots causing cracks or heaving in your pavement?

That hedge of flowering shrubs looks great, but is it impeding the view of drivers?

Let’s take a look at six landscaping mistakes that can affect the security of your property.

You wouldn’t think a snowfall less than two inches would be a very big deal. 

So why does it keep Level Green Landscaping managers up all night, our crews on alert and everybody’s eagle eyes on multiple weather forecasts?

Curious. 

It’s no mystery to our snow manager, Greg Stacho.

He walks us through an hour by hour look at what happens behind the scenes to prepare for a snowfall of less than two inches — when most people are still deep in slumber.

Pass by any Level Green Landscaping job site and you’ll see a scene dotted with the vivid orange of STIHL power tools, from backpack blowers to weed eaters to disc edgers.

We use the time-honored German company’s equipment for a reason: it hardly ever breaks down. 

While the 90-year-old company invented the chainsaw and is steeped in tradition, it’s also on the forefront of the latest landscaping equipment technology.