The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

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.

If you’re happily looking around at your commercial property’s newly planted trees and shrubs, and it looks perfect, somebody messed up.

It shouldn’t look perfect yet.

Trees and shrubs grow — and grow — and allowing space for that growth over the coming years is part of great commercial landscaping planning — and planting.

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.

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.

If you’re really in the mood for tacos, would you head to a restaurant known for making great tacos, or a place that makes tacos and potato salad?

You’d pick the taco place, right? If they only make tacos, they’re experts. (Plus, everybody knows your mom makes the best potato salad.)

So if you manage a commercial property, and you’re weighing hiring a commercial landscaper vs. residential landscapers that also service commercial properties, the choice seems clear, right?

Or, it will, once we chat with Jenna Visco, a northern Virginia branch manager at Level Green Landscaping.

Hey, not every plant can live at a botanical garden, right? Sometimes you wake up, stretch your leaves, and realize your new home is next to hot black asphalt.

Some plants know how to say, “Cool,” and make the best of it.\