The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

There you are again, staring down a pile of landscape company contract proposals.

After a while, they all look alike, right?

Look closer. You’ll see some real differences.

Michael Mayberry, chief technical officer at Level Green Landscaping, has worked in the landscape industry for years, in a variety of roles.

He’s seen his share of contract proposals.

Here’s his look at the main players.

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.

If you don’t have any questions for your landscaping company about their application of turf chemicals on your property, well, you should.

Here are five questions Joey Schneider, branch manager at Level Green Landscaping, thinks you should ask before it’s time to put fertilizer or herbicide on your lawn.

He offers the answers — and a look at the efforts Level Green takes to help protect the beautiful Chesapeake Bay from harmful chemicals.

If you look up the job description of a commercial property manager, you probably won’t see “babysitting” listed.

But that’s exactly what happens if your landscaping company isn’t doing their job.

You have better things to do than keep track of the last time they mowed, wonder if they’ll pull those weeds or call to ask why your seasonal color flowers haven’t been installed.

If you’re a Level Green Landscaping customer, you won’t worry about any of that.

Creating a garden on your roof that saves energy, minimizes stormwater runoff, helps cool the city and offers a bit of green calm must be complicated.

Paul Weaver has good news for you.

“It’s a very simple process,” says Weaver, construction branch manager at Level Green Landscaping. “We can install a green roof for just about anybody.”

Level Green was recently certified as an installer by LiveRoof, a leading manufacturer of green roof systems.

That means Level Green crews were trained by a specialist at LiveRoof, learning how to install the product according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Hopefully, we’ve already convinced you of the beauty and benefits of mulch. If not, don’t worry. We’ll give it another go in a bit.

Meanwhile, what’s the next best thing to a fresh carpet of rich brown mulch?

A monster of a machine that will spread it with powerful ease, in half the time of a crew working by hand.

Meet our mulch blowers. (You might want to stand back a little further.)

How does a mulch blower work? Why should you care? Level Green Landscaping operations manager Bradley Sarno fills us in.

Have you ever had a relationship that was so easy it took no real effort?

We didn't think so.

But it’s possible to have a great landscaper/client relationship. We see it every day here at Level Green Landscaping.

There are some tips to making it work.

“A lot goes into a whole year of landscaping,” says Jonathan Friend, Level Green Landscaping account manager. “You really need to be proactive.”

Friend shares a few key elements of a healthy landscaper/client relationship.