The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

Is your commercial property landscaping fresh and modern, with innovative gathering spots and graceful ornamental grasses? 

Or is it still sporting sad over-pruned junipers way past their prime?

Maybe you haven’t really noticed. But your customers and tenants do. 

Good commercial landscape design doesn't stay the same — it changes, with trends, technology and evolving customer tastes.

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.

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.

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.

There’s a reason brick buildings are everywhere.

They work.

Brick walls help adjust a building's temperature, storing heat in the winter and cool air in the summer.

They don’t require the maintenance of a wood-clad building, and brick buildings have great re-sale value.

But what are the best landscape design ideas for brick? Level Green Landscape designer Shelley Russell has a few tips.

There’s an excitement around construction sites.

Huge machines, mountains of dirt, big holes, piles of pavers — it means something bigger or better is on the way.

But those big machines, gaping holes and piles of supplies can be dangerous without lots of precautions.

Ryan Bramer, former Level Green Landscaping construction supervisor and now a management trainee, talks about creating a safe construction environment — both for employees and the tenants, visitors and pedestrians nearby.

What’s your favorite thing about a big parking lot?

The huge expanse of baking hot asphalt? The way the sun beats down relentlessly?

We didn’t think so.

It’s those sometimes shady, always green parking lot islands — pretty planted oasis of cool.

But don’t plant them with grass. In these challenging conditions, turf doesn’t cut it.

Paul Weaver, construction branch manager for Level Green Landscaping, shares his favorite turf alternatives for parking lot islands.