Green Peace of Mind Tip #12: Healthy Annuals for Your Commercial Property

Green Peace of Mind Tip #12: Healthy Annuals for Your Commercial Property

Healthy Annuals for Your Commercial Property Annuals are hardy and easy to care for if maintained properly.  They will provide you a lush colorful display all season long.  Here are some helpful tips to ensure your annual display lives up to its potential. Watering is key – thirsty flowers can’t sustain their luster for long.  Most annuals require watering daily, especially if they are planted in full sun.  Annuals are most susceptible to drying out in the first few weeks after planting. Deep infrequent watering is preferred over frequent light watering so make…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #13: Fertilizing Annual Plantings

Green Peace of Mind Tip #13: Fertilizing Annual Plantings

Feed Those Hungry Annuals Planting annual flowers at your commercial property is a quick and easy way to add color and interest to your landscape.  Unlike perennials, annuals don’t get a second chance to strut their stuff so proper fertilization is important and has a huge impact on the quality and quantity of flowers.  Annuals grow rapidly and require plenty of fuel to thrive so once your annuals start blooming - feed 'em. What's for Lunch? Fertilizer has 3 basic components - each bringing their own benefit to the party. N = Nitrogen…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #65: Why Irrigation is Important for Your Commercial Property

Green Peace of Mind Tip #65: Why Irrigation is Important for Your Commercial Property

Your lawn is a reflection of your property. It should be inviting - like a green carpet you want to take your shoes off and run through on a hot summer’s day.  Irrigation of your commercial property keeps your landscape vibrant year round. Installing a watering system ensures that your lawn is green, healthy and beautiful. Irrigation systems are the most efficient way to acquire the hydration needs without over watering...or watering sidewalks. Deep Watering & Water Conservation Did you know that your property’s turf and landscapes will survive with less frequent, deep watering? The sprinkler…continue reading →
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 landscape's 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. Sweet Talk the Lawn Back into Good HealthThe short story is turf grasses do not like acidic or “hot” soils. High Acid soils…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 →
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