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Why Should I Hire a Commercial Tree Service?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

tree serviceBetter yet, what does a commercial tree service do? Rest assured, we’ll answer both of those questions. A commercial tree service takes care of trees and shrubs to make sure that they stay health and beautiful. Many times this means pruning and making sure that they have all of the nutrients that they need to grow properly. Healthy trees aren’t the only reasons that you should hire a commercial tree service, though. There are many advantages to having a commercial tree service take care of your landscaping needs.

  • Healthy trees mean a healthy Earth – If you’re part of the growing green movement, you know how important trees are for our health and the health of the planet. Trees catch and use rainwater, which helps prevent flooding. They also supply us with the majority of the oxygen we need to survive. Nurturing healthy trees can help keep the world green, safe, and healthy. A commercial tree service will help your trees and shrubs grow better for longer.
  • Save money – Believe it or not, trees that are placed in the right spots can help you save on energy costs by blocking the sun in the summer and letting light in during the winter (providing it’s a deciduous tree). Trees with full foliage can provide enough shade for you to turn the A/C way down or even off, depending on the type of Maryland summer we’re having. Healthy, well placed trees have been shown to actually save 56% on energy costs in the summer.
  • Better resale value – If you’re trying to sell your home, trees add to the resale value. You don’t just want to plop trees down, though, and never tend to them. They need to be nourished and well taken care of in order to make any kind of impression on buyers. You should also make sure that you consult with a commercial tree service to find out the best places to plant trees for energy savings as well as home safety.

If you have trees in your yard or the front lawn of your office, you should make sure that they’re maintained. Tree maintenance can ensure that your home is safe and secure from falling limbs and branches, and can also give the trees a better aesthetic value. Adding this type of curb appeal can attract more people to your business and make your home the best looking one in the neighborhood.

Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

If you have any questions about outdoor lighting, or to get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

Source: http://www.pellatreeserviceinc.com/education/benefits-of-tree-care/

What are the Advantages of Outdoor Lighting in Maryland?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Tropical HomeIf you haven’t incorporated landscape lighting into your Baltimore yard, you’re missing out on a golden opportunity to shed some light on the best features of your landscaping (see what we did there?). There are quite a few advantages to lighting up your lawn, especially if you live somewhere that doesn’t have a whole lot of public lighting or if you want to showcase a particular part of your home. The more you know about outdoor lighting and its advantages, the better informed you’ll be to make a decision about what the best kind of outdoor lighting is for your home. We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons, in our opinion, that you should invest in outdoor lighting.

  1. Aesthetics – The main reason that most people add outdoor lighting to their home is to add to the house’s appearance. If, for instance, you have lawn ornaments or plants that enhance the appearance of the exterior of your home, you might want to highlight those. You can also highlight the house, itself, for a more visible home. When spotlights are strategically placed, they can add a whole other element of sophistication to your home.
  2. Increase living space – Summer is coming up, which means you’ll be spending more time outdoors. Baltimore nights are warm enough in the summer to spend time on your paver patio with friends and family. Adding additional lighting to your backyard will allow you some extra room to move, so you don’t feel confined to your home after the long and brutal Maryland winter we just had.
  3. Security – If your house is lit up like a Christmas tree, chances are, burglars are going to pass right by your home. There’s a much larger chance that they’re going to caught if they can be seen by all the neighbors and through the windows of your own home. It also gives you the ability to see outside and keep an eye on your property with ease. Exterior lighting for your home will help keep you and yours safe.
  4. Safety – Different from security, safety ensures that you don’t trip over any outdoor hazards and that you can always see if there’s a wild animal or someone on your property who doesn’t belong there. Illuminating your home and yard will help you and any guests you have avoid accidents – it could save you money in the long run from someone becoming seriously injured and opting to sue.
  5. Versatility – You can have outdoor lighting installed for multiple purposes and one type of light can serve more than one purpose. Lighting your pathway, paver patio, and home can make it look beautiful, but also doubles as a safety feature. If you choose eco-friendly solutions, you can be part of the green movement while saving money and adding an element of beauty to your home.

When you’re ready to add outdoor lighting to your Maryland home, you should call the outdoor lighting experts at Atlantic Maintenance Group.

Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

If you have any questions about outdoor lighting, or to get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

Source: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/advantages-landscape-lighting-46067.html

More Spring Lawn Tips from your Maryland Landscaper

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Spring Lawn TipsIt’s time to do some spring-cleaning on your lawn. Winter can wreak havoc on your lawn, especially after one as cold and brutal as the one we just experienced. While we already provide you with seasonal lawn care tips (check spring out here), we’ve got a few more to throw your way to help you get started with your spring lawn maintenance as soon as possible.

  • Clean and Repair – You have to start somewhere with your lawn, and this is one of the best places to start. Once your lawn dries out, take a rake to it and even everything out. You should also grab a shovel and even out any divots in the ground created by thawing frost to help your grass and other plants grow better. Once you’ve done this, go through and aerate your lawn. The soil can compact during the winter and you want water and seeds to easily permeate the ground.
  • Plant Grasses – If there are spots that your grass has died or just stopped growing, you may need to reseed those areas. This is the time of year to do it. Make sure that your soil is evenly spread and that whatever issues made the grass die in the first place are addressed.  Don’t forget to monitor growth and water your grass throughout the season, as well. Maryland gets a lot of rain, but sometimes it’s not enough.
  • Check Lawn Care Equipment – This equipment can fall into disrepair during the winter months, when it isn’t being used on a regular basis. You should clean, replace the fluid, and check test run all of your lawn equipment before you plan on actually using any of it this spring and summer. It’s also a good idea to change air filters, blades, and other removable equipment.

Don’t let your lawn fall into disrepair just because the past winter was difficult. You should get started on cleaning and repairing your lawn as soon as you get the chance. If you don’t have the time, or want professional grade work, you should consider hiring a landscape maintenance company that knows how to take care of Maryland lawns.

Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

Source: 5 Spring Lawn Care Tips

Why Should I Have A Paver Patio Installed?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Paver Patio MarylandSpring has a tendency to make people want to spend time outside. After a long winter cooped up in the house, it’s natural that cabin fever would strike a lot of people. There’s no better way to get out of the house than to do so in your own backyard, on a professionally installed paver patio. If you’ve been putting off installing a patio for a while, there’s no better time to get on the ball than right now. Spring and summer are the best time to spend your time outdoors with family and friends.

  • Entertain – Having a paver patio means you have a place to entertain friends and family at your own home without actually having to worry about having people in your home. Patios are great for grills, fire pits, and an extension of the indoor living space you already have.
  • Pavers are tough – It’s not just about having the patio, but about having the paver patio. Pavers can last through most weather and are designed to handle a lot of weight without cracking or breaking. The durability makes them ideal for patios, driveways, and more.
  • Versatility – Pavers allow you a lot of versatility when choosing what you want your patio to look like. They come in many different colors, sizes, and shapes. You can create an interlocking patio that is uniquely yours. Atlantic Maintenance staff will be available throughout the process to help you choose what works best together and show you all of your options.
  • Little maintenance – Snow is easy to shovel off of pavers and they require little to no maintenance. Occasionally the need to be cleaned, but other than that, pavers will last for years, even if you pay them very little attention. However, if you ever do have a paver crack, they’re very easy to replace due to the interlocking nature of them.

If you’re ready to spend time outside with friends and family this summer, you should have a paver patio professionally installed. Don’t put it off any longer. Spring is the best time to get your landscaping done so you have time to enjoy all the benefits that your paver patio has to offer.

Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

Source: The Truth About Pavers vs Stamped Concrete

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