Adding outdoor lighting is a beautiful and practical way to elevate your landscape design. Both residential and commercial properties can enhance their surroundings with the perfect outdoor lighting setup. Our team at Atlantic Maintenance Group can help you design and create the outdoor lighting of your dreams! Keep some of these tips in mind as you start to envision a new way to bring light to your landscape design.
Poor landscape drainage spells trouble for your yard and your home. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether your yard is experiencing landscape drainage issues until the problems have progressed to later, more damaging stages. It’s best to fix these issues and get your landscape drainage under control as soon as possible. Atlantic Maintenance Group can correct your landscape drainage or erosion issues if you notice any of these signs around your property. Plus, you still have time before winter and spring precipitation makes these problems worse.
Maintaining your commercial property is a big responsibility, and it doesn’t end at the front door of the building. You also have to devote some of your time and budget to maintain the exterior of the building and the land around it. You likely already have a professional landscaping company that maintains your commercial landscape, but you should also be paying attention to your parking lot. Having an asphalt parking lot is a significant benefit to your business since it gives your customers a safe and convenient place to park. It is also the first impression new customers have of your business and potential liability if it is not maintained. Read on for three important benefits of maintaining your asphalt parking lot.
While some people are opting for grass-alternatives, for many, the sight of a uniform, freshly mown lawn is a thing of beauty. It looks tidy, well-kept, and professional, and it helps prevent erosion. If your yard is a patchwork of different grass types, it can be hard to achieve this desired look. That’s why many people opt for sod installation over grass seed. But what kind of care does your landscape need after sod installation? Let’s address some of the most common landscape care questions.Read the rest of this entry »
It’s not just our homes and yards that reflect changing landscapes with the seasons. Your commercial landscape needs to look its very best year-round to enhance your overall commercial property. As we head further into fall and winter is quickly approaching, Atlantic Maintenance Group can provide commercial landscaping services to create a well-kept business presence. The following steps can prepare and transform your commercial landscape to look beautiful and healthy as we head into even colder weather.
As part of proper landscape maintenance, homeowners need to be pruning trees and shrubs when things start to look overgrown! Of course, a professional landscaping maintenance service can take care of this important task for you. Trimming and pruning trees and shrubs help improve the plants’ health and beauty and can provide benefits to other aspects of your yard and garden. Here are just three reasons to make sure you’re pruning your trees and shrubs in your landscape care routine.Read the rest of this entry »
We always think that the new concrete driveway is going to last, but that’s not always the case. It’s not too surprising that most homeowners don’t think their sturdy concrete driveways need any replacement, let alone repairs, in their lifetime. But the fact remains that resurfacing the concrete driveway when it’s necessary is vital to maintaining your property. So, when is resurfacing necessary, and why should you not put off this concrete driveway improvement project?
One of the biggest things you have to worry about when planning your garden or yard is something that you may not even think about at all: your soil. After all, it’s just dirt, right? It’s actually not that simple. Soil testing is a vital part of planning a garden or landscape maintenance because it looks at the pH of the soil, which determines which plants will thrive, among other things. But what is pH, and why does it matter?
When most people think about landscaping the property around their homes, they envision planting trees or flowers, laying down nice-looking mulch, and maintaining the grass. Landscaping is more than those surface things, however. Sometimes landscaping means reforming the land—in this case, grading it. If you’re in a situation where you’re considering having a professional help you grade the land, it will help to understand the differences between rough and finish grading.
Have you started seeing web-like structures in the branches of your trees? You may be dealing with a widespread pest that isn’t talked about enough considering how often we see them: tent caterpillars. They’re the larvae of different kinds of moths that live in your trees and end up feeding on the leaves. They get their name from the silk tents that build in trees, which can be unsightly but also defoliate your trees as well. It’s important to control tent caterpillars if you want to keep your landscaping safe from infestations.