clogged stormwater drain after a rainstorm in Howard County, Maryland

Stormwater Management in Howard County, MD

We answer some of the most common questions about stormwater, stormwater runoff, and stormwater management in Howard County, including your responsibilities as a property owner.
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Deer Browsing Damage: Identification, Prevention & Treatment

Deer browsing in Maryland causes thousands of dollars of damage to residential and commercial landscapes. Learn how to identify deer browsing damage, prevent it from happening, and help plants that have been damaged by deer.
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Choosing the Right Commercial Landscape Lighting Options

To help you choose the right outdoor lighting options for your commercial property, this article describes the different types of lighting options, lighting design considerations, and the importance of getting light levels just right.
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Vacant Commercial Property? How to Maintain (& Improve!) Curb Appeal

Vacant commercial properties are at increased risk of damage and theft, and often look unappealing to prospective buyers and tenants. We recommend some key landscape maintenance tasks and affordable enhancements to reduce risk and increase appeal.
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11 Signs That Your Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contractor Isn’t Getting the Job Done

Are you getting what you paid for? Unfortunately, many commercial property owners aren't getting their money's worth from their commercial property maintenance contractor. Check this list to see if your exterior grounds services are what they should be.
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permit for a firepit in Howard County

Do I Need a Permit for a Firepit in Howard County, MD?

Will you need a permit for a firepit in Howard County? The short answer is “no.” But, hold on a second, hotshot - there’s more to it than just a simple answer ...
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4 Drought Resistant Plants to Withstand Maryland’s Scorch

When it comes to the weather, Maryland is not typically a place of happy mediums. Winters are often frigid and snow-covered, while the unrelenting summer swelter can make the slightest outdoor activity a chore. For residential landscapes and gardens, these record-setting temps can spell certain doom for plant life, unless precautions are taken and specific…
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Beware These 5 Signs of Overwatering

Even in landscaping, there can be too much of a good thing. Every plant needs sunlight and liquid to thrive, but overwatered commercial lawns can lead to stressed roots, weeds, disease, and insect invaders. Watch out for these 5 signs of overwatering, and take steps to correct them.
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5 Ways Commercial Landscape Lighting Can Benefit Your Business

Spotlight your business’ best attributes with professionally installed commercial landscape lighting. Here are just 5 ways that commercial landscape lighting can benefit your office building.
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residential hardscapes

Revitalize Your Lawn with These 4 Residential Hardscapes

A meticulously manicured lawn, perfectly coiffed trees and shrubs, and a breathtaking flower garden just bursting with color: it’s all for naught without a place to recline, relax, and take in the scenery. More than anything, landscaping is about striking a balance between softscapes – the living, horticultural components of your lawn and garden –…
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The Importance of Estate Landscape Maintenance

sda Estate landscape maintenance is a substantial undertaking involving prominent, picturesque grounds and one-of-a-kind residences. It requires the skills of a professional contractor who is not only equipped to tackle the sheer acreage of your property, but who also understands how to best care for the incredible investment at hand. When searching for a landscaping…
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snow and ice management

4 Traits of a Top-Notch Snow and Ice Management Contractor

Just one week after 70 degree temps beckoned people outdoors, and only three days prior to St. Paddy’s Day celebrations filled with green beer and shamrock shakes, upwards of 10 inches of snow blanketed multiple counties in Maryland, courtesy of Winter Storm Stella. If not entirely unexpected, it was nonetheless an unwelcome surprise by many…
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