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All About Mulch!

Friday, June 26th, 2020
Mulch is essential for keeping your plants and trees healthy, especially in the summer heat!
Mulch is essential for keeping your plants and trees healthy, especially in the summer heat! 

How much do you know about mulch? Chances are good that you probably don’t think about mulch that much. There’s actually plenty to know about mulch, and it’s incredibly beneficial. If you’re curious, just keep reading!

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Tips for Watering Your Lawn

Friday, June 19th, 2020
Drought-like conditions are common during these hot summer months. If you want your lawn to keep growing well and looking great, you’ll need to make sure it gets plenty of water!
Keep your lawn looking great during these hot summer months with proper care and watering!

In order to thrive, your lawn needs plenty of water and sunlight. Since summer is here, there is no shortage of sunshine, however, water isn’t always abundant during this time of year. Drought-like conditions are common during these hot summer months. If you want your lawn to keep growing well and looking great, you’ll need to make sure it gets plenty of water!

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Designing the Layout of Your Flower Garden

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Sun and Water

Designing the Layout of Your Flower Garden
No two plants are exactly alike, and they won’t all have the same needs for sun and water. Keep this in mind when choosing a location for your flower garden and for your different plants.

No two plants are exactly alike, and they won’t all have the same needs for sun and water. Keep this in mind when choosing a location for your flower garden and for your different plants. If a particular flower does well with lots of water but not a lot of sunlight, put it in an area where it will get lots of water and some shade. 

When They’re All Grown Up

When choosing plants for your garden, it is important to know how large the plants are projected to be when full grown. You’ll want to make sure you’re placing things far enough apart that they won’t be crowded but close enough that there won’t be a bunch of strange gaps. The correct spacing will allow your flowers to grow up and thrive and become more beautiful than you could imagine! 

Colors, Textures, and Shapes

As tempting as it may be to stroll through the plant nursery and choose whatever you think looks attractive, you need to have some sort of design in mind. Timing is a factor as well, because not all flowers will bloom at the same time. Choose a wide assortment of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes to create the most visually appealing flower garden possible. Make sure that your flowers will bloom throughout the season so that your garden stays looking nice all summer long! 

Add a Focal Point

As nice as all of those pretty plants and flowers are, your flower garden will still need a focal point so that it doesn’t end up feeling chaotic. You could go in several different directions for your focal point. You can choose a water feature, such as a pond and waterfall or a fountain, an ornamental tree, or even just a simple garden bench. There are many different options when it comes to creating your garden’s focal point. 

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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and 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.

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Getting Rid of Weeds

Friday, June 5th, 2020
Pulling weeds out with your hands is one way to deal with them, and so is spraying them with herbicide. The problem is that these methods are only temporary fixes. How do you get rid of weeds for good? 

There’s little doubt about how annoying weeds are. Even the most innocent looking flowers such as dandelions are actually weeds. Pulling weeds out with your hands is one way to deal with them, and so is spraying them with herbicide. The problem is that these methods are only temporary fixes. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to get rid of weeds.

Put Up a Weed Barrier

First things first, try putting up a weed barrier. Fabric, burlap, and cardboard all make effective barriers, believe it or not. These can stop weeds from growing or at the very least, slow them down.

Lay Down Mulch

Alternatively, you could lay down some mulch. Mulch will neutralize weeds because it blocks them from getting water, nutrients, and sunlight that your ordinary plants need in order to thrive. Just be sure to do it in three-inch layers for maximum effect.

Try Using Compost

Another idea is to try using compost. The compost gives the roots of your flowers and other plants more time to regenerate. Did you know that roots also help hold the soil together and fight the effects of erosion? That’s another important reason to use compost – giving your roots more time and space to develop by stopping weeds from taking their place.

Deal with Weeds Right Away

Don’t let weeds linger. Whenever you see them pop up, do what you can to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Younger weeds have weaker roots. These roots haven’t had as much time to develop and sink into the soil. This means that they are much easier to extricate from the ground. Garden knives and hand weeders are two useful tools that can help make this process easier. You can also choose to use a weed killer, but if you do, then be sure to wait for a day without wind. Otherwise, it’ll defeat the purpose.

All of Your Landscaping Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group

Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and 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. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to see how we’re growing!

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