Complete Landscaping Service Named 2017 Top 100 Landscape Company

Complete Landscaping Service Named 2017 Top 100 Landscape Company

Complete Landscaping Service has been named a 2017 Top 100 landscape company in North America by Lawn & Landscape Magazine. Complete Landscaping Service ranked #63 on the 2017 Top 100 List, moving up 27 spots from 2016. "We are honored to once again be included as one of America's Top 100 landscape companies," stated Don Stelfox, General Partner with the firm since 1985. "The credit all goes to our dedicated team, many of whom have spent their entire careers with us. We are focused daily on upholding the 'Green Peace of Mind' pledge…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #17: Annuals for Your Commercial Property

Green Peace of Mind Tip #17: Annuals for Your Commercial Property

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The landscape that surrounds your property will likely be the first thing people see and form opinion on. Whether it’s an apartment community, HOA, office complex, retail or industrial establishment; it’s important to realize the landscapes role in defining the property’s image. Annual flower plantings give perhaps the biggest instantaneous pop to the landscape and if done well, help create a positive tone and first impression. Annuals vs Perennials So what are annuals anyway and how are they different from perennials? Basically,…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #48: Protect Your Property from Mosquitoes and Zika

Green Peace of Mind Tip #48: Protect Your Property from Mosquitoes and Zika

With mosquito season approaching, your thoughts are leaning towards how you can protect your property from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases by creating a safe and comfortable environment for you, your customers or residents. Zika in the Maryland Area The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage protecting against mosquitoes especially for women who are or may become pregnant. Mosquito-borne diseases include Chikungunya, Dengue, West Nile and the Zika virus. Recent studies have shown that repellents, such as citronella candles and battery powered diffusers, are ineffective at keeping mosquitoes away. Did you know that…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #10: 5 Steps to Restoring Your Commercial Property’s Lawn

Green Peace of Mind Tip #10: 5 Steps to Restoring Your Commercial Property’s Lawn

Nothing makes a first impression like a beautifully landscaped lawn, whether it's for your home or your commercial property. Curb appeal is imperative and a well-kept lawn is the foundation of it. A lush lawn is more likely to attract customers to your business and keep them coming back. Is your property in need of a lawn restoration plan? Here are our tried and true steps to achieving the lawn you desire. 1. Sweet Talk the Lawn Back into Good Health The short story is turf grasses do not like acidic or “hot” soils. High…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #22: Showy Winter Plants for the Landscape

Green Peace of Mind Tip #22: Showy Winter Plants for the Landscape

The idea of "showy winter plants" sounds like an oxymoron. After all, this time of year, grass is dormant, the trees are bare, and it's usually dark when we go to work and when we come home. Are there really plants that bring life and color to an otherwise dull winter landscape? Of course there are! Vibrant berries, exotic bark, and unique foliage color are the stars of a winter landscape, and we have the list to prove it. Trees Betula nigra 'Heritage' - River Birch Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple Hammamelis virginiana…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #16: The 5 P’s of Snow Preparedness

Green Peace of Mind Tip #16: The 5 P’s of Snow Preparedness

When the snowflake pops up on the weekly weather forecast, I know I'm not the only person who wants to crawl back into bed until summer.  I'm a sun and sand kind of person, but even die hard winter weather lovers find a snowy forecast stressful and overwhelming. Below are 5 simple tips you can follow to take the stress out of snow removal and managing winter weather on your commercial property or institution. Be PROACTIVE. Secure your snow contractor early. In the Mid-Atlantic, where we are located, typical snow season is November through…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #37: What is an Irrigation Blow Out and Why Do I Need One?

Green Peace of Mind Tip #37: What is an Irrigation Blow Out and Why Do I Need One?

What is an Irrigation Blow Out and Why Do I Need One? It is ironic that the most common cause of damage to an irrigation system is water.  Obviously not water in its liquid form, but rather the frozen variety. While it may seem that turning off the water and making sure the controller is in the off position would be enough to put an irrigation system to bed for the winter, those are just a small part of the process. Every time an irrigation system runs, small amounts of water remain in…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #18: 6 Tips for Selecting a Snow Contractor

Green Peace of Mind Tip #18: 6 Tips for Selecting a Snow Contractor

Partnering with a good Snow and Ice Management company can take the headache out of severe winter weather for any Property Owner or Manager.  If you have never had to hire a snow contractor, or if you have had unsuccessful experiences in the past, here is a surefire checklist for hiring a qualified and competent company who will be by your side through the toughest winter weather. Find out if the contractor is capable of handling the requirements of your site. How many trucks and pieces of equipment do they own or have…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #55: The Difference Between Pansies and Violas

Green Peace of Mind Tip #55: The Difference Between Pansies and Violas

All Pansies are Violas but not all Violas are Pansies.  The two words have become virtually interchangeable, but even though these plants share common origin, there are some differences that could determine which would make the most impact in your property's landscaping. Fun Fact: If the flower has four petals pointing upward and only one pointing downward – you’re looking at a Pansy. If the flower has two petals pointing upward and three petals pointing downward – you’ve got a Viola. Violas – Viola tricolor These little beauties were imported from Europe in the 18th century.  Viola…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #39: Let’s Talk Turf

Green Peace of Mind Tip #39: Let’s Talk Turf

The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are getting cooler - fall has officially arrived!  You know what that means...yep, it’s TURF TIME!  Fall is known as the season to plant, but it is also the ideal time to make sure your turf gets some much needed TLC before it gets ready to take that long winter's nap.  Being a budget conscious person, you may be thinking winter is right around the corner and everything will be dormant so why spend money on my turf now?  Well, glad you asked!  If you…continue reading →
  • 1
  • 2