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Benefits of Sealcoating Asphalt

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

sealcoating asphaltOne of the most unpleasant things about asphalt is its ability to deteriorate to the point where an asphalt lot may look like overrun and desolate, despite being less than a decade old. When asphalt is exposed to the UV rays of sunlight, it goes through several stages of degradation: first comes discoloration. Then comes deterioration – piles of sand begin to appear and the lot starts to look rough. In later stages, bigger rocks fall out, leaving room for dirt, grass, and weeds to fill in those spaces, making your lot unpalatable to look at or drive on.

 

Asphalt is also incredibly weak when it comes to resistance to salts, chemicals, and petroleum products. Like sunlight, these products can cause severe damage to asphalt, namely in the form of structural damage. An asphalt lot can easily become unstable and soft after an oil spot, a gas spill, or more.

 

So how do you combat the eventual degradation of asphalt over time by environmental and chemical conditions? That’s where seal coating asphalt comes in. To make the most of your investment, it is best to seal coat asphalt from the get go. Too often, people try to fix the problem after the damage is done, when it could have easily been avoided during the paving process. It may mean more money upfront, but seal coating asphalt can lead to a significantly improved lifetime: up to three times the span of an uncoated property.

 

The way seal coating works is it acts as an impermeable barrier between the asphalt pavement and the external harmful elements. A good seal coating will be highly resistant to water, gas and oil, salt, chemicals, and UV radition. Rather than an unsightly lot with overgrown weeds, sealcoating your lot can give you that perfect blacktop that will reflect your company’s commitment to professionalism.

 

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

 

AMC specializes in the cleaning and general maintenance of outdoor areas, commercial and industrial, throughout the tri-state area. Specifically, the upkeep of sidewalks, curbs and building facades, plus the installation and care of street furniture, and all sanitation disposal.

 

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How to Water Your Lawn Efficiently

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

effective wateringAmericans are guilty of wasting a lot of water. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it also takes money out of your wallet. Utility bills are high enough in the summer because of air conditioners. The last thing you want to do is add a ridiculous water bill on top of that. Using your sprinkler system in an efficient way can help you reduce the amount of water that you use on a daily basis and help you cut back on utility bills at the same time. The following tips are some great ways to use your sprinkler system effectively.

  • Water in the morning – Watering early in the morning will help you use less water because the sun won’t cause it to evaporate. It’ll also help keep your grass healthy. If you water in the evening, your grass  can actually grow fungus, which can cause it to become unhealthy or die. Set your sprinklers to water shortly before sunrise.
  • Use a rain sensor – Rain sensors for your sprinkler system will shut the system down for you if you aren’t home to shut it off or if you’re not awake when your system turns on. If you get ¾ of an inch to an inch of rain each week, you actually won’t need to water your lawn at all. Try a water gauge in addition to the sensor to find out how much rain your lawn is getting.
  • Make a rain barrel – All of the water that comes out of your downspouts could be wasted if you don’t have a drainage system or rain barrels. Rain barrels can capture rainwater as well as runoff water for you to use for watering purposes. While you won’t really be able to run it through your sprinklers, you can use it for your other plants, saving on that water.
  • Set your sprinklers properly – It sounds obvious, but make sure that your sprinklers are watering your lawn and not your fence or patio. Watering just enough in the appropriate places will help you use only the amount of water you need and nothing more. You’ll also prevent runoff on the street if you monitor how much water you’re using and where it’s going.

However you set up your landscaping, it’s important that you use your sprinkler system to effectively water, rather than using up a lot of unnecessary gallons of water and spending more of your paychecks than you want to on rising water bills. If you have any questions about using your sprinkler system efficiently, 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.lawncare.org/professional-lawn-care/, http://tkcls.com/blog/?p=38

Top 4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Landscaper for your Glen Burnie Business

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Commercial Landscaping BenefitsCommercial lawn care is very important. It shows your clients and customers that you’re serious about where you work and want to keep it looking nice. It can be a real hassle having to deal with lawn care yourself, though. Mowing, weeding, and planting can take up a lot of time that you could use focusing on customer service and building your company. Contracting out your landscape maintenance needs gives you the freedom to work with someone who knows how to take great care of your business as well as how important it is for you to do what you do best while they do what they do best. We’ve compiled our top 4 reasons why professional landscaping can benefit your Glen Burnie business.

  1. Consistency – In order to get consistent results and that pretty lawn mower pattern in your grass, you need to talk to a professional. Companies will usually assign a specific team to your landscaping needs. They’ll know what you want and need and can deliver consistent service when tending to your lawn, flowers, and trees. It’s a stress-free way to have your landscaping taken care of.
  2. Professional Equipment – Instead of buying expensive, professional equipment, it’ll save you money to simply have someone come in and use the professional equipment that they already have. If you have a lot of landscaping around your business, it can require a lot of work with equipment that you likely don’t have. Landscape maintenance companies can do the work quickly and efficiently with efficient products that they use every day.
  3. Time Saver – You’re running a business, here. Time is of the essence. Anyone who has ever run a business before knows that there’s a lot of work that goes into it. You sit in boring meetings, work with clients, juggle employees, and have a million other things on your mind. Your flowers are probably the last thing you want to think about – for a landscape company, they’re top priority.
  4. A Professional Eye – If it’s been a while since you’ve changed your landscape work, having a maintenance company come in can really benefit you. They’ll be able to help you plan for new landscaping and make your outdoor space as appealing to the eye as possible. This way, you can draw more customers in and take pride in how your business looks from the outside in.

At Atlantic Maintenance, we know that your business is as important to you as ours is to us. For that reason, we want to help you make it beautiful! 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 commercial landscape maintenance, 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.lawncare.org/professional-lawn-care/, http://tkcls.com/blog/?p=38

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