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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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How to Keep the Paint on Your Commercial Property Looking Great

May 22nd, 2020
How to Keep the Paint on Your Commercial Property Looking Great
Maintain the appearance of your business and the paint in your commercial property with these five tips.

When it comes to business, appearances go a long way. This not only includes the people that are helping to make your dreams a reality, but it also includes the physical property that houses your business. The commercial property should reflect how your business operates, with integrity, pride, and professionalism. One area where this becomes evident is on the paint. Maintain the appearance of your business and the paint in your commercial property with these five tips.  

Exterior

The first impression that people often get of your business is the exterior of your commercial property. Maintain the exterior paint by periodically checking its appearance. If you see any imperfections in the paint, do the minor repairs and touch-ups to ensure that it continues to be a great reflection of your brand.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing can be magical to watch because of its great effectiveness. As dirt and residue can build up overtime, it causes paint to lose its brilliance. Pressure washing brings the brightness back to your paint.

Tricks of the Trade

Some ticks of the cleaning trade could save you time and money when it comes to refreshing the paint on your commercial property. A mixture of bleach and water does wonders on mold and mildew while Epsom salt and water is a great mixture for rust.

Make the Investment

Invest in professional maintenance if you don’t have the time, energy, or equipment to handle the project yourself. The benefits of this are that you’ll be confident in the job that’s being done, and you can set up a schedule for the work to be done regularly.

Utilities

This is probably the least obvious factor on the list, but keep in mind where your utilities are located on your property. As air conditioning units often leak, where the leak occurs will eventually damage the paint in that area. Paint maintenance in this case would also mean regular maintenance for your utilities as well.  

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 FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest to see how we’re growing!

 

3 Reasons to Install Seamless Gutters this Spring

May 15th, 2020
3 Reasons to Install Seamless Gutters this Spring
For most of the year, you probably don’t think much about your gutters until something goes wrong.

For most of the year, you probably don’t think much about your gutters until something goes wrong.  Not a lot of homeowners realize they have options when it comes to installing them, and these options can save you a lot of time and money.  Sectioned gutters are fine, but they’re inventions of the past and have disadvantages that can cost you.  An option that you may want to look into is seamless gutters; they come with benefits that you can’t turn down.  Read on to discover those benefits, and maybe you’ll decide to get them installed on your own home.

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Family Time with Your Fire Pit

May 8th, 2020

Adding a fire pit is a great way to add character and a useful feature to your home landscape. Not only are they highly desired, but they add to any outdoor space and will be a cornerstone of many of your family’s memories for years to come. To help inspire your next family firepit night here are four ways to bring your loved ones together for a great bonding experience.

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Planning Your Outdoor Lighting

May 2nd, 2020
Planning Your Outdoor Lighting
So, you’ve decided that your yard needs some more lighting. First, you will have to figure out what you want the lighting to do.

So, you’ve decided that your yard needs some more lighting. First, you will have to figure out what you want the lighting to do. Do you want to create a soft, romantic mood? Maybe you need more light for safety purposes. Or, do you simply want to show off the gorgeous water features you’ve placed in your gardens? All of these and more are things you can do with your outdoor lighting.

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