The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

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.

Long, low buildings. Expansive parking lots. Busy loading docks. 

Large industrial sites and big warehouses have their own unique set of landscaping needs.

“They usually want their landscaping to be low maintenance, tough, drought tolerant and to look nice,” says Shelley Russell, landscape designer at Level Green Landscaping. “That’s pretty much everything.”

Luckily, she’s up for the challenge.

Landscaping for factories? Landscaping for warehouses?

Russell shares her best tips.

College is stressful. Exams. Projects. Financial aid worries. 

Students need beautiful, green, relaxing spaces to unwind.

But university landscaping also has to impress.

When prospective college students show up on campus for a tour, discriminating parents in tow, “You need top of the line landscaping to compete,” says Shelley Russell, landscape designer at Level Green Landscaping. 

“These days, colleges are marketing as much to parents as they are to students,” adds Corey Rill, the Level Green account manager responsible for client the University of the District of Columbia.

How to make your university landscaping impress, and be a great place for students to grow and learn?

If we do our job right, the plants we add to your property look like they’ve always been there, like they perfectly belong.

But of course, first they came from somewhere else. 

We need thousands and thousands of plants, from flats of annuals to potted tropicals to bare root saplings to big established trees.

Where do landscapers get their plants?

When it’s time to tackle that landscaping project for your commercial property in Northern Virginia. , or to choose who will keep your place looking great year-round, you have plenty of choices 

Here’s a look at seven of the best commercial landscaping companies in Northern Virginia:

Maybe you’ve been staring at that empty bed of mulch on your property for so long, you don’t even notice it anymore.

But your customers, visitors and potential tenants do. 

That open space of nothing but mulch isn’t doing you or your commercial property any favors.

Maybe it used to be filled with attractive plants, but they all died.

Maybe it’s just always been there.

It’s boring. It’s full of weeds. It’s wasted space. 

You can do so much better. 

Just give us an opportunity.

And by trends, we don’t mean luxuries.

These days, staying up to date is a necessity if you want to grab your share of customers, buyers and renters.

Level Green landscape designer Shelley Russell has her eye on some of the hottest landscaping trends for 2019.

If you’re a property manager, you should have your eye on them, too.

“There’s a lot of competition out there, especially in downtown DC,” Russell says. “How will you stand out to get those renters, those residents?”

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.

It’s time to sparkle.

Those pretty plants that brightened your property are going dormant now. It gets darker earlier. Is that a snowflake?

We’ve got your holiday spirit.

Joey Schneider, branch manager at Level Green Landscaping, gets us in a festive mood with a sleigh full of holiday decorating ideas for your commercial property.

Big church? Cozy HOA? Bustling shopping center?

He’s got you covered.