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Protecting Your Plants Against Sun Damage

July 31st, 2020
Don’t let sun damage harm your plants this summer!

As July turns into August, we can expect to experience some more scorching temperatures. Make no mistake – the dog days of summer are coming. Even though there are bound to be some cooler days, you’ve got to be mindful of sun damage. You know how you should wear sunscreen? Your plants could also use something along those lines. Here is a look at some ways to prevent sun damage from ruining your plants!

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Great Reasons to Invest in Hardscaping Features

July 24th, 2020
Hardscaping features can add a lot of visual appeal to your landscape and require very little maintenance.

There are many different design choices you can make when it comes to making your curb appeal more impressive. For instance, think about how your landscaping looks and what hardscaping features can add to that effect. If you haven’t considered adding any hardscaping touches to your yard yet, here are a few reasons why you should do it!

They Don’t Require Much Maintenance

Certain landscaping features will probably be high-maintenance, especially in the heat of the summer. One of the best reasons to invest in hardscaping, though, is that they are low-maintenance. You only need to inspect hardscapes for cracks or other superficial problems, and make sure that they’re kept clean. Two common types of materials used for hardscaping purposes are brick and concrete. When you look at them, you know they can last for years or decades before they start to crumble or decay.

They Make Your Property Value Go Up

Let’s say that you are thinking about selling your home in the near future. It might seem silly or pointless to upgrade your home’s exterior just to leave, but don’t let that notion discourage you. As a matter of fact, hardscaping features can make your property value go up. Put a retaining wall next to your garden. Upgrade your patio with a stone fire pit. Do you have more than one garden on your property? Point out where they begin and end by using a simple row of stones. This indicates to any visitors or anyone in your household that it isn’t all just one big mess of weeds; maybe you have one patch for fruits and one for veggies? It’s up to you! 

They Make Entertaining Easier

We know it can be hard to entertain right now. Social distancing measures mean that even small gatherings are hard to coordinate. Prepare your yard and think of better times, either in the past or in the future – did you know that patios, fire pits, and swimming pools are all examples of hardscaping?

Can Also Increase Privacy

Here’s some food for thought: hardscaping features can make your backyard or front yard more private. The more privacy you have, the more peace of mind you have. This is why you should think about adding hardscaping features such as gazebos, pergolas, and trellises! 

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!

How to Make Your Backyard a More Relaxing Place

July 17th, 2020
How to Make Your Backyard a More Relaxing Place
The backyard is one of the most important parts of your home. With the right features and design choices, you could make it the envy of the neighborhood.

The backyard is one of the most important parts of your home. With the right features and design choices, you could make it the envy of the neighborhood. Spending more time outside in the spring and summer is natural since you want to take advantage of all the sunshine. Want a new place to relax? Find out how to make your backyard better than ever before

Make It a Haven 

Every backyard can become an oasis. The gentle burble of a fountain could help you relax or maybe you’d prefer windchimes? It all comes down to what you want

Factor in the View 

Blocking out your view would be a bad idea. If you have one that takes your breath away, you should do everything you can to emphasize it.   

Make It Comfy 

No matter what, your backyard needs to be the height of comfort. Hammocks and cushioned chairs can help take this up a notch. 

Add Water Features

Even if you don’t have a swimming pool, you can still decide to add some water features. If you have a large enough yard, you can fix it up with ponds and birdbaths. If you’ve always wanted a koi pond, then you can install one – whether or not you include the frogs and lilypads! 

Add A Hot Tub 

If you enjoy watching the sunset, why not glimpse it from your hot tub? You have different options for sizes, shapes, and type when you want to add a hot tub to your backyard. 

Add More Shade 

Even though you might enjoy the sunshine, at some point it can get overwhelming. Adding some shady spots to your backyard can give you a great place to have a picnic without needing to trek into the woods behind your house! 

Landscape Correctly

As we’ve previously discussed, landscaping matters. Making your backyard pop is easier than ever before – you’ve just got to know what colors you want to play around with!

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!

The Secrets of Soil Erosion

July 10th, 2020
Soil erosion can be detrimental to your gardens.

Every property needs a decent amount of landscaping. But without soil, your landscape would look totally different – and probably barren, too. Despite what you may think, it is possible to treat soil erosion and keep it from becoming a bigger problem. Read on to find out how!

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3 Landscaping Projects Best Left to the Professionals

July 2nd, 2020
Yard work and Landscaping can be a satisfying way to spend an afternoon but there are some projects that should be left to the professionals! 

If you’re the type of person who loves doing work on your home or landscaping, there are many DIY landscaping tasks you probably tackle without thinking twice. While many people have gifted green thumbs and effortlessly take on landscaping projects around the house, others bite off much more than they can chew and end up with a D-I-why landscaping job. Here are some of the projects that you should never attempt to do without the help of a landscaping professional.

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All About Mulch!

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

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

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. 

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!

Getting Rid of Weeds

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!

Evaluating Your Rental for a Security Deposit

May 30th, 2020

As a property owner or manager, you have many responsibilities when it comes to the care and keeping of your rental property. One of these things is the security deposit, specifically how much it should cost your tenant when renting and leaving the property. When deciding on the right security deposit amount, there are many factors to consider. Here are some tips for figuring out a fair security deposit.

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