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How Not To Landscape in Maryland: Part 1.

landscapeThere’s thousands of online guides on how to perform specific landscaping procedures, many with conflicting information or details that only pertain to certain types of lawns. While your best bet is almost assuredly hiring a professional who will know exactly how to treat your Maryland lawn, there’s definitely a litany of things you should avoid when landscaping for your property. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is here with a series on some common mistakes homeowners make when attempting to landscape for themselves.

Installing Plants Around a Foundation That will Outgrow It

Foundation plantings are a popular and simple way to begin decorating your yard. It’s easy to come up with a symmetrical design and provides a classic look. However many overzealous Maryland homeowners plant quickly growing shrubs, trees, and plants that ultimately outgrow the foundation, requiring constant pruning. Homeowners should be sure to research a plant’s final dimensions before planting. A professional landscaping company can find plants that will look great without outgrowing their allotted space.

Planting Overenthusiastic Ground Covers

Ground covers are plants that stay low and fill out a landscape that would otherwise be full of weeds. It’s best to select a relatively aggressive ground cover that will spread out and cover any potential problem areas on its own. However, in reality it’s not so simple. Landscaping with a ground cover that’s too aggressive (English Ivy often has this problem) can result in you having to battle the ground cover in place of weeds. A professional landscaping company can find the right ground cover that works for your Maryland yard’s ecosystem.

Buying Mulch On a Whim

To the untrained eye, mulch is mulch. Many first time landscapers will often just by the cheapest or best advertised mulch they see at the store. The truth is that mulches can have worlds of difference between them and choosing the wrong mulch can kill your yard or at the very least cause you a lot of unnecessary work. There’s no catchall mulch that works for every yard or every plant, so before purchasing make sure to do your research and find a mulch that works with your Maryland properties soil and the plants you want.

Want to Avoid the Hassle and Mistakes of DIY Landscaping?

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.

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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