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Pruning Trees Can Improve the Aesthetic of Your Commercial Property

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

commercial tree serviceOwning a business is a tough job. There’s so much more to it than being the person who signs the paychecks at the end of the month. It’s your job to figure out building maintenance, build relationships with other companies and clients, and to maintain a happy, efficient staff. No matter how much you delegate to other people, owning your own company and maintaining a great business is a difficult job. Landscaping is usually one of the things at the bottom of your list, but taking care of the trees and bushes for your commercial landscape is important for curb appeal!

What Are the Benefits of Pruning Trees and Shrubs?

If you’re like many Howard County companies, you’ve probably got trees and bushes to improve the landscaping for your business. While they definitely beautify the landscape, trees and shrubs aren’t useful unless they’re properly taken care of – this means regular pruning. Professional pruning does a few things for your trees and bushes:

  1. Promote the health of your trees and shrubs – When dead or dying parts of trees and shrubs are removed, it helps promote the health of the rest of the plant. When you leave them there, it can cause health problems for other branches and threaten the life of the whole plant. When a commercial tree company properly shapes and prunes your trees and shrubs, they’ll stay healthier longer.
  2. Pruning at the right time – Trees and shrubs need to be pruned at the right time of year to ensure that they’re healthy and that they’ve got time to grow. Most trees and shrubs get pruned in the fall and the early spring, but they can be pruned all year long. They must be pruned very carefully and properly in the spring and summer, though. If you don’t have much experience with pruning, you run the risk of doing more harm than good.
  3. Improves the aesthetic – When trees and shrubs start to overgrow or have parts that are dying, they become eyesores. What was meant to be something to draw people in can start to deter people. Keeping your curb appeal will help bring more people to your business and keep your landscaping looking professional and appealing.

Commercial Tree Services from Atlantic Maintenance Group

Atlantic Maintenance Group offers a variety of commercial tree services to help our customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. Our experienced arborists and Maryland certified tree experts can diagnose, remove and or treat the necessary problems to help protect your plants and help ensure safety on your property. Give us a call at 410.768.4720 or visit the website today to get your free quote!

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How to Find a Good Glen Burnie Handyman

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

handyman servicesYou won’t trust your home to just anyone, and who could blame you? Your home is supposed to be your castle – it’s the place that you go to unwind at the end of a long, busy day. It’s a place for family and friends to congregate and spend time together. When something goes wrong, you want to find a Glen Burnie handyman who you know you can trust to take good care of your home and get the job done right. You might have to do some digging to find someone who is compatible with you that you’re willing to let work on your home. Read on for a few tips for finding the perfect handyman!

Where Do I Start My Glen Burnie Handyman Search?

  • Do some research – Start by checking online and talking to your friends in the area. Your friends will have firsthand experience and be able to give you some good recommendations. Be careful when you’re looking online. Most of the time you’ll find negative reviews because the people who review most often are those who have big problems. Check sites like Angie’s List and Yelp. They’ll usually be able to give you a good idea of local handyman services.
  • Do an interview process – After you’ve done your research and narrowed down your favorites, you can start interviewing your final candidates. It’s a good idea to get your Glen Burnie handyman pool down to 3 so you have a good amount of options, but not too many. Ask them the important questions. Do you offer a free estimate? What kind of projects do you usually do? Do you have some references that I could speak to? Make sure you get the answers to the questions that are important to you.
  • Review your candidates – Go over all of the estimates that you’ve been given. Check them thoroughly to make sure that you have itemized lists and a good understanding of why each dollar is being spent. If you made notes while interviewing, now is a good time to review those, too so you can keep tabs on your feelings about the handyman as well. After reviewing everything that you have and making sure that everything checks out like it should, it’s time to do some hiring. Make sure that you aren’t paying for your whole venture up front. A good handyman will never require upfront payment.

Glen Burnie Handyman Services from Atlantic Maintenance Group

Whether you need carpentry repairs, caulking, rental renovation, roofing, siding, gutters, or you have small problems, Atlantic Maintenance Group has you covered on handyman services. Give us a call at 410.768.4720 or visit the website today to get your free quote!

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Summer Roofing Maintenance Tips

Friday, July 18th, 2014

roofing maintenanceDid you know that your roof is one of your first lines of defense for keeping your home cool? It’s also one of the most important parts of your home to maintain. “Having a roof over your head” has always been one of those things that people are most grateful for – you don’t want something to happen to that roof because of lack of maintenance. Roofing doesn’t require a ton of maintenance, but there are certain things that you should do every year to help ensure that your roof is properly insulating your home and that there’s no chance that it’s going to collapse or fail.

What Can You Do to Improve Roofing Maintenance this Summer?

  • Inspect it – The first step in just about any maintenance situation is to do a thorough inspection. Start on the ground and check your gutters and eaves. You should also try to see if there are any shingles hanging off or anything growing on your roof. If you need a better view, properly and carefully set up a ladder to climb up and get a look at what’s going on.
  • Clean – It’s very important to remember to clean out your gutters. You don’t want them to get stopped up or weighted down, especially with all of the rain that we get in Baltimore during the summer. If you notice any type of moss or fungus that you can personally clean off, get that off as well to avoid it eating through your roof.
  • Ventilation Systems – Make sure that you’re checking your ventilation. The vents around your roof and outdoor walls can present problems if they’re not properly maintained or if they’re letting water in where they’re not supposed to. Your ventilation systems also help keep your home cool naturally. If they’re not working properly, you’re electricity bill may shoot up.

What if There’s Something Wrong with Your Roof?

Roofing maintenance and repair isn’t a good DIY project, especially if you don’t have any experience in roofing. Your roof is arguably the most important part of the exterior of your home. You need a professional to come out and do an inspection if you notice anything that seems off. At Atlantic Maintenance Group, we do roof repair to help you avoid the problems that a poorly maintained roof can bring up. To get your free quote for roofing maintenance, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

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Source: Roofing Annex

 

Why Renovating Your Maryland Landscape is Important

Friday, July 11th, 2014

landscape renovationYou had your home professionally landscaped about 7 years ago. Everything was placed perfectly where you wanted it and the flowerbeds looked beautiful. You settled down into your routine of making sure that your plants stayed healthy and were replanted every year in the case of annuals. But it’s starting to feel a little bit old. You’ve been growing the same flowers in the same places for the past 7 years and while it’s pretty, it’s not quite as exciting as it was when you first got it done. Landscape renovation is a great way to get that “Ahh” feeling back that you had when you first looked at your new landscape. Just because it was good when it was done doesn’t mean that it’s the best that it can be now. Renovating your landscape can be beneficial for a number of reasons.

  • The initial design wasn’t great – Even if you liked the initial design, it might not be great for practical reasons. You’ll figure this out as time goes on. If you have someone come in professionally to do an assessment, they’ll be able to tell you whether or not you had a good design to begin with and how to improve it if it needs to be improved.
  • The design has gone out of style – Your landscaping and hardscaping designs can go out of style just as easily as anything else. Keep an eye on the trends to learn a little bit more about what works and what doesn’t for today’s landscape designs. Alternately, you could talk to your new landscaper about classic designs that won’t fall out of style quickly.
  • Your landscaping has fallen into disrepair – It’s not easy to keep a landscaping job up. Replanting every year and making sure that everything looked just as it did when the work was first done is a tough job. If you haven’t been able to keep up with everything, don’t worry about it. Sometimes it’s a good idea to start over.

Maintaining a landscaping project takes a lot of time – most people don’t have the time or energy to put into it every day. Plants need to be pruned and flowers need tender loving care. Hiring a landscape maintenance company is sometimes the best way to ensure that your landscaping stays in good repair. You won’t have to have your outdoor space renovated nearly as often and you’ll be able to enjoy your spring, summer, and fall months relaxing! To get your free quote, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

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Source: Mercury News

 

You had your home professionally landscaped about 7 years ago. Everything was placed perfectly where you wanted it and the flowerbeds looked beautiful. You settled down into your routine of making sure that your plants stayed healthy and were replanted every year in the case of annuals. But it’s starting to feel a little bit old. You’ve been growing the same flowers in the same places for the past 7 years and while it’s pretty, it’s not quite as exciting as it was when you first got it done. Landscape renovation is a great way to get that “Ahh” feeling back that you had when you first looked at your new landscape. Just because it was good when it was done doesn’t mean that it’s the best that it can be now. Renovating your landscape can be beneficial for a number of reasons.

  • The initial design wasn’t great – Even if you liked the initial design, it might not be great for practical reasons. You’ll figure this out as time goes on. If you have someone come in professionally to do an assessment, they’ll be able to tell you whether or not you had a good design to begin with and how to improve it if it needs to be improved.
  • The design has gone out of style – Your landscaping and hardscaping designs can go out of style just as easily as anything else. Keep an eye on the trends to learn a little bit more about what works and what doesn’t for today’s landscape designs. Alternately, you could talk to your new landscaper about classic designs that won’t fall out of style quickly.
  • Your landscaping has fallen into disrepair – It’s not easy to keep a landscaping job up. Replanting every year and making sure that everything looked just as it did when the work was first done is a tough job. If you haven’t been able to keep up with everything, don’t worry about it. Sometimes it’s a good idea to start over.

Maintaining a landscaping project takes a lot of time – most people don’t have the time or energy to put into it every day. Plants need to be pruned and flowers need tender loving care. Hiring a landscape maintenance company is sometimes the best way to ensure that your landscaping stays in good repair. You won’t have to have your outdoor space renovated nearly as often and you’ll be able to enjoy your spring, summer, and fall months relaxing! To get your free quote, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to see how we’re growing!

Source: Mercury News

 

Maryland Curb Appeal

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

professional landscapingThe way the exterior of your home looks may be more important than you imagine. Think about it. When you’re driving through a neighborhood, you never give a second look to the plain homes with a simple yard and no decoration. They just don’t do much for you. Big homes with good landscaping and a clear attention to detail may cause you to do a double take, though. You may not think that that double take is important, but think about what goes through your head on that double take.

  • This is a nice neighborhood. I could really see myself living here and raising a family.
  • They clearly care about their home a lot. Look at all of the awesome detail and design!
  • I wish my home looked like that. I wonder if they’re planning on selling anytime soon. . .

Though these might not be conscious thoughts, they’re thoughts that most people have had when driving through a neighborhood with really nice homes. Notice all of the things that these people do with their homes to up their curb appeal. What are the common things that interest you in these homes? Check out some of our tips for boosting your home’s curb appeal.

  • Hire a professional landscaper – Don’t let the initial cost deter you. Having someone to come in and help you landscape your lawn will ensure that your home has lots of curb appeal. Once the professional part is done, you can either maintain it yourself or keep the same people to take care of the maintenance for you. When you’re ready to sell, you should make a point to bring the professional landscaper back in.
  • Add some hardscaping – Try adding a paver patio or driveway. It’ll update the look of your home and likely add some value as well. It’s a fairly inexpensive way to update your home without having to overhaul the whole thing. Your home will look well cared for and loved if potential buyers can tell that you’ve recently give your house a facelift.
  • Pay attention to the details – This can mean adding outdoor lighting to highlight your favorite parts of your home and landscaping or even just making sure that you plant flowers that look good together in the same planter. People will almost always bring someone with a good eye for detail when they’re looking for a new home.

Curb appeal will increase the value of your home and can even help you to enjoy your home more. Hiring the right landscaping company can make all the difference in your home’s curb appeal. For more information about boosting your curb appeal, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

Source: The Real Estate Staging Company

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