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Choosing Animal Resistant Plants

Friday, March 27th, 2015

RabbitWhen it comes to planting new plants and trees you may choose some that smell nice or some that are visually appealing, but it may behoove you to choose saplings that won’t be destroyed by local wildlife. There are certain types of plants and trees that rabbits, gophers, and other little critters simply aren’t interested in. There is no such thing as a tree that is animal-proof, but there is a selection that will deter animals from snacking on your beautiful garden. Let’s check some out! (more…)

It’s Never Too Early To Start Weed Control

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Woman pulling weedsHenry David Thoreau once wrote that spring “is a natural resurrection, an experience of immortality.” Every spring, your garden and yard are renewed with fresh, beautiful, growth. The problem is that without careful management your gardens resurrection can go from beautiful to a thing of horror, like an episode of The Walking Dead. That’s because weeds are nature’s zombies. Like zombies weeds are difficult to kill, they keep coming back, and once they get a foot hold can take over your garden. The best way to stop weeds from ever becoming a problem is to use preventative weed control practices.

Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicides

The application of pre-emergent herbicides is one of the best weed control practices for your yard. Pre-emergent herbicides work by releasing a chemical that prohibits an enzyme necessary in the process of seed germination. Without the enzyme a seed cannot germinate and grow. Because of this pre-emergents only work on seeds and not growing plants. Pre-emergents should be applied soon as, after the lawn has greened up the weeds will already have started to germinate and grow. Another problem with pre-emergents is that you have to be careful about where you apply them, as pre-emergents prevent all seeds from germinating not just weeds. For areas where you have seeds you’re hoping to grow you’ll need to use other methods, such as mulching. (more…)

5 ways to prepare your landscape for spring

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

prepare your landscape for springTo celebrate that there are just ten days till spring the Atlantic Maintenance Group is here with five ways to prepare your landscape for spring. Pruning, edging, mulching, fertilizing and planting all help beautify your yard and bump up your curb appeal. So get ready to say goodbye to snow and the winter blues and greet the colors and warm weather of spring with open arms.

Pruning

Pruning is essential to prepare your landscape for spring. Pruning just before spring or during early spring provides the best results for your trees and shrubs. Pruning as we mentioned in an earlier blog, improves your trees’ health and removes dangerous limbs, as well as helping to shape it into a more pleasing shape. Pruning your bushes can help revitalize them in spring and keeps their size and shape under control which is essential for keeping up your curb appeal.

Edging

If you want to prepare your landscape for spring, edging is a must. Edging helps to define the line between your landscaping and lawn. Edging will prevent your grass from growing into your beds, and keep them both looking neater. Clean edging will give your landscape a sharp and well manicured appearance.

Mulching

Mulching can improve the health of your plants and keeps your landscaping looking fresh. Mulching improves plant health by helping to control moisture absorption by the plants and by preventing weeds. Mulch helps moisture control by absorbing water from heavy rains and releasing it over time. Mulch prevents weeds from growing by keeping them covered and weighted down. TO mulch properly you should pull off your fall mulch. Before you apply the spring mulch it’s important until your plants have started to come up, that way you know where they are and don’t cover them and prevent them from growing. For these reasons mulching is an important factor when you prepare your landscape for spring.

Fertilizing

Fertilizing your grass is key to prepare your landscape for spring. Fertilizing gives your grass nutrients to grow strong and healthy. You should fertilize shortly after or before a light rain if you can. If there’s no rain in the forecast you can water your grass, wait two days for he water to be absorbed, and then fertilize and follow up with a light watering. When you fertilize you can also apply pre-emergent herbicide. Pre-emergent herbicide prevents crabgrass and other weeds, but be careful, it works by stopping all seeds from germinating. So if you’re seeding your grass don’t apply pre-emergent herbicide, and be careful about spreading it around your flower beds.

Planting

Spring is the perfect time to plant. When the ground has thawed and is easy to work you can plant to your hearts content and really prepare your landscape for spring by planting beautiful annuals and perennials.

Prepare Your Landscape For Spring With the Atlantic Maintenance Group

If you want to prepare your landscape for spring, call the Atlantic Maintenance Group. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services. To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+ to see how we’re growing!

Winter Storm Thor is Coming For Maryland

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

snow removal service in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware & PennsylvaniaWinter Storm Thor is coming for Maryland and it’s bringing down the hammer of winter on the North East. Central Maryland is on the verge of being blanketed by another 6 to 10 inches of snow, after only just recovering from the previous snow and ice storms. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is bracing in preparation of its arrival and is ready to spring into action at the storm’s arrival.

Winter Storm Thor

Winter Storm Thor is a multi-day system that has brought a hammer of wintry weather down on most of the country. Winter Storm Thor’s reach has touched from California to Maine, and most of the states in-between. Winter Storm Thor has caused 7 deaths from car accidents due to icy roads, and tonight it’s poised to drop heavy snow on West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Winter Storm Thor’s path across the country has left wintry destruction behind it. In the West, Winter Storm Thor has caused mudslides, hail, and snow. In the southwest, Arizona has suffered from icy conditions and Colorado has received an new layer of snow. (more…)

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