clogged stormwater drain after a rainstorm in Howard County, Maryland

Stormwater Management Facilities: Maintenance Issues & Repairs

Maintenance issues, repairs, and recommended areas to focus on for each type of stormwater management facility in Howard County, MD.
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Types of Stormwater Management Facilities, Howard County, MD

Take a look at the features, benefits, and drawbacks of common aboveground and underground stormwater management facilities used in Howard County to help you choose the right type for your property.
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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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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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Beware These 5 Signs of Overwatering

Signs of overwatering can include everything from fungal disease to symptoms normally associated with drought, such as wilting. Know what to look for and how to prevent overwatering problems.
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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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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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