The Level Green Landscaping Blog

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Nothing says spring like flowers. They’re a bright, cheerful breath of fresh air after the often gray gloom of winter.

Colorful spring blooms are one of the best gifts a commercial property can give tenants, employees, visitors and shoppers. 

And it’s a gift that gives back. These bright, inviting hues of spring will lure clients and tenants to your property, eager for the cheer.

Seasonal flowers for commercial buildings are an instant curb appeal that make you stand out from your competitors and attract new tenants.

Here’s a look at the best spring flowers for commercial landscaping — and where to plant them.

It’s about time to give your hard-working summer flowers a break.

The beauties have been on the job all season, adding vibrant color, eye-catching appeal and just plain looking pretty.

But they’re getting tired.

Luckily, the second string is ready to duck in, from cheerful pansies to big bursts of mums to cool, ruffly cabbages and kale.

What goes into choosing the perfect fall color plants for your property?

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.

Dazzling customers, residents, and tenants with twinkling holiday lights is a feel-good part of the holiday season.

But while they smile at the sparkle, property managers know there’s hard work behind it, from timing of installation and take down to budgeting.

What’s most important to commercial property managers when it comes to holiday decorating?

We asked them. Area property managers took our quick survey about outdoor holiday decorating.

The latest shortage related to Covid-19 hits you right in the landscaping — it’s plants. 

A nationwide shortage of trees, shrubs, and perennials has landscaping companies like Level Green scrambling to meet the supply for customers eager to spruce up properties as the country begins to open up after the shutdowns of Covid-19.

“We’re not the only ones facing a plant shortage — everyone’s facing a shortage,” says Bradley Sarno, operations manager at Level Green Landscaping.

Demand for plants is greater than the supply after a year of brisk plant sales to homebound homeowners who decided to boost their landscaping.

“Everybody is home gardening now,” Sarno says. “Everybody’s at home raising chickens, planting vegetable gardens, and installing landscaping around the house. It has definitely increased demand.”

To meet that demand, growers started selling stock last year that they would have saved for this year.

Everybody loves insider info. It’s like you suddenly know a secret few people know.

So, if you’re a tulip fan (who isn’t?) it’s kind of exciting to get a peek at the tulip order that branch manager James Kole placed last year for his Level Green Landscaping customers.

What tulips does a pro order?

Let’s take a look. Then we’ll share some tantalizing tulip tips.

You know you have a daffodil expert in your midst when you find out he planted 10,000 of the cheerful spring flowers on his property.

Let’s hit Doug Delano up for advice now, before it’s bulb planting season again and the Level Green founding partner disappears for the next planting marathon.

What types does he plant? What are the best daffodil bulbs? Any pro planting tips?

He’s got you covered.

JT Hipp is a certified pesticide applicator, which means he’s trained to safely kill insects.

But he loves bees. 

“Bees are one of the best things for landscaping,” says Hipp, an operations manager at Level Green Landscaping. 

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the plight of the little guys. 

Climate change, pesticides, and destruction of habitat by development are a few of the factors threatening the bee population. 

They can use our help. It’s only fair, after all they do for our landscaping.

How are native bees beneficial?

Here’s the buzz.