When you think about adding new features to your outdoor living space, you might be focused solely on generic landscape changes. Whether this means adding new flowers or getting someone to perform tree maintenance, these changes are typical and standard. So, to change things up, consider adding or updating hardscaping features to enhance your property. Not sure what hardscaping is? Hardscaping is the non-living part of your landscape and trust us, it is just as important as the living component of your yard. Here are some ways hardscaping features can completely transform and enhance your outdoor space. Read More
If you’re looking for a tree with great fall foliage colors- you are in luck! Maryland is a great place to grow beautiful trees!
Maryland is a good state for nine of the 10 most colorful fall trees, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. Each species has different characteristics. Bald cypress is unique because it looks like a pyramidal evergreen when green. Sugar maples are famous for their colors, but really only happy in colder Western Maryland. Sourwood (Oxydendron) and sassafras are smaller trees. Tupelo, red maple and sweet gum all display a range of hues, including brilliant reds. Sweetgum reportedly lasts the longest. All of the top 10 are U.S. natives except Japanese maple, only some of which display good fall color. Be sure to consider shrubs with great fall color and berries that last into winter, such as winterberry, blueberry or spicebush.
If you have noticed your gutters are clogged with debris, now may be the best time to have them cleaned! Your gutters serve the purpose of directing water away from your home so that leaks and rot damage do not happen to your roof and foundation. When the gutters become clogged water can pour over the sides or debris can freeze causing cracks to form. Read More
From the looks of it, this is going to be another rough winter for the DMV. With upwards of 2 feet of snow predicted for the season, now is the time to buy a snow shovel if you don’t already have one!
Snow predictions 2016-2017
If you are one of those people that always waits until the storm to stock up on ice melt, a snow brush for your car, and a shovel to clear your walkways, you might want to think about just getting them now to avoid the headache!