The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

If you manage a municipality, you know all kinds of landscaping needs pop up.

Hundreds of acres of finicky grass that needs mowing three times a week. Historic buildings that need landscaping that looks like it did in 1906. Environmental disasters. So. Many. Pavers. 

Lots of great relationships involve hand-holding — it’s a key part of sunset strolls on the beach, right?

But when it comes to your relationship with your commercial landscaping company, you don’t have time for hand-holding. You need them to take the lead, get the job done, and make both you and your landscaping look good.

A lush green lawn impresses visitors, attracts potential tenants and shows the community you care about your business.

But healthy turf does a lot more than make your property look pretty.

It reduces run-off, minimizes erosion, cleans the air, neutralizes pollutants and absorbs rainwater.

And you thought it just felt good on bare feet.

Want a healthy lawn for your commercial property? Fertilizing is key.

Here’s what you need to know about commercial turf fertilization:

When it comes to decorative planters to enhance your commercial property, think big.

Really big.

Supersize containers — big enough to hold trees — make an instant impressive impact when used in the landscaping of hotels, office buildings, shopping plazas and other commercial properties.

How big? What should you plant in them? Who waters them?

We’re happy you asked. Check out these landscaping ideas with large planters.

Some mixed-use developments are so inviting, with vibrant restaurants, upscale shopping, flickering fire pits, and a packed calendar of fun festivities, you just want to live there.

Oh wait, you can.

That’s the beauty of a mixed-use community — live there, work there, shop, dine, gather, and have fun.

The landscaping at these bustling hot spots has to look great all the time, and there’s little slow time for landscape maintenance.

Imagine drifts of vibrant yellow daffodils on your property as far as the eye can see, casually blooming as if Mother Nature scattered the bulbs with cheerful abandon.

Except Mother Nature didn’t plant them — your landscaping crews did, using a planting technique called "naturalizing" that makes it look like the flowers popped up naturally in waves of impressive color.


Here’s what you need to know about naturalizing bulbs to make it happen on your commercial property.

An HOA community is bustling with activity: people strolling, kids playing, dogs frolicking, somebody complaining about something. (You know who you are.)

Streets and sidewalks are lined with everything from parked cars to skateboarders to kids’ sticky lemonade stands. (Neighborhood tip: make a kid happy and buy a cup.)

That means HOA landscapers have to take extra precautions as they mow, trim, and edge.