The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

It’s almost wow season.

After the gray, bleak days of winter, let’s face it — spring flowers make everything better.

Shelley Russell, landscape designer for Level Green Landscaping, shares a few of her favorite spots for soaking up spring’s colorful flower displays, from seas of perky tulips to explosions of fluffy cherry blossoms.

If you haven’t jumped on the native plant trend, what are you waiting for?

Natives naturally resist diseases and pests. They’re happier and healthier, needing less water than non-natives.  

And you’ll be helping out a host of wild critters, who love native plants. They offer a free buffet of berries, nuts and seeds. Some native blooms provide nectar for hummingbirds and insects.

Northern Virginia is home to lots of great native plants.

Tropical plants in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia?

You bet. These exotic beauties won't survive outside in the winter, but, treated as annuals, they add eye-catching drama to your commercial property in a host of ways.

They’re dramatically different than the typical annuals people are used to seeing in beds and pots, so tropicals automatically attract attention.

What are the best tropical plants for Washington DC? We can’t wait to show you — along with some ideas on how and where to use them to add instant impact to your commercial property.