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3 Advantages of Adding Decorative Rock to Your Landscape

When considering how to keep your landscape looking good, maintenance is the first thing to come to mind. Making sure the grass is cut, the trees are trimmed, and flowers are watered. However, the next thing you might think is that your landscape has become boring. This may be because you have not updated it Read More

Hardscape vs Softscape

Landscaping is so much more than meets the eye. To many times, it is overlooked, and something that the gardener just takes care of. The design process is ignored, and everyone just assumes that these picturesque landscapes come together on their own. This is not true of course, and any experienced gardener or landscaper understands Read More

Snow Removal: Make Your Property Safe for Employees, Customers, and Guest

If there is one thing you can be sure about in November on the Atlantic coast, it is the fact that winter is coming. Although the winter solstice is not yet upon us, the harsh cold is. When this cold begins, the precipitation that happens throughout the year does not stop, it simply changes form. Read More

The Lowest Bid Isn’t Always the Right Bid

Unlike many of the companies that exist today, especially those big box landscapers, we like our clients to be informed. We do not have an army of staff to hold you hostage on a customer service line once we have gone back on our word or performed poor work. At the end of the day, Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Stump Removal

Let us throw a quick curveball your way. Some of the biggest pieces of your landscape are actually some of the most important, both to the environment and your curb appeal. Such a huge surprise right? Well, you would be surprised to hear how overlooked trees are as an object to be maintained. Sometimes, this Read More

Dead Grass vs Dormant Grass: What is the Difference?

Every property owner knows how integral the quality of their lawn is to the public perception of the property. We work with properties that host Triple Crown events, like the Preakness Stakes, so this is no joke. Turf that is decayed, or even dead can cause potential customers of a retail center to turn away, Read More

Ways to Prepare Your Landscape for the Winter

When the weather turns, so do the needs of your property. Rather than protecting your landscape from the heat of the summer, it is now the cold of the winter. Instead of a summer sale, there are deals for the holiday season. The wintertime is a time of celebration and cheer, but also a time Read More

Benefits Of A Clear And Clean Yard

The quality of the property that an individual is stepping foot on will largely determine whether or not that person makes a purchase or not. This is especially true on properties where the client is deciding whether or not they want to live or work there. Properties like apartment complexes and office parks must make Read More

Top Mistakes Made When Trimming and Pruning Your Trees & Shrubs

As a full-service landscaping company, so often we take over the management of properties that have not been properly cared for. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and as a local business, we understand the desire to save money and DIY. Oftentimes these DIY landscapes are totally fine in a few different categories, like Read More

Increase Curb Appeal with Quality Landscaping

Our primary clients are commercial property managers and owners. These individuals care greatly about their landscape, and for good reason. The quality itself can be a determining factor for individuals spending their money at their place of business. Better-looking landscapes are going to drive in more revenue, and a shoddy landscape is going to be Read More

4 Trendy Types Of Landscape Edging

Keeping a uniform-looking landscape is half the battle in property maintenance. Your landscape does not necessarily need to be filled with expensive enhancements and complex installation, it can simply be clean. If you keep up with general landscaping maintenance, like mowing, pruning, and fertilization, there are a few small investments you can make that will Read More

What Is Core Aeration and It’s Benefits?

  For many landscaping services, it can be difficult to describe exactly how it benefits your property. Many of the benefits are purely aesthetic and fall into the category of personal preference. This is simply not the case when it comes to lawn care, as most lawn care services are primed to enable the healthier Read More

Knowing The Right Times To Water Your Landscape

As we previously discussed in our “5 Types of Fertilizer and When to Use Them” blog earlier this month nutrients are one of the most essential pieces of a healthy landscape. Living beings all require them to survive, let alone to grow. This rings true for animals, humans, and even plants. One of the most Read More

6 Popular Types of Decorative Landscape Rocks

When taking a look at your landscape, you can see how it is a composition of many components. Nicely manicured plant beds adjoined by a lush lawn. Trees and shrubs act as large plant materials providing cover and privacy, while also showing the maturity of the property. Edging keeps each of these areas separate, while Read More

Does Your Irrigation System Need Repairs?

One quick look at our recent blogs and you can see that nutrients have been a big topic of conversation, specifically water. Every landscape needs water, you know that we know that, and your neighbors know that. While your neighbor might be outside with the hose hand watering their turf, we know you are the Read More

5 Types of Fertilizer and When to Use Them

There are few things more important to your landscape than nutrients. These are the chemical compounds that act as energy for chemical processes that motivate growth in your plant material. Easy ones like oxygen and water are drawn from the environment every day by every single plant in existence. Without these nutrients, your landscape would Read More

Fun Facts About Maryland’s State Flower: Black-Eyed Susan

If you are reading this blog, it is probably fair to say you have seen some of our other blogs. If not, definitely check them out. In previous blogs this month we have discussed different types of flowers, and how integral they are to landscaping. The differences between annuals and perennials, and how to combine Read More

Is Hardscaping the Right Choice For You?

When putting together your landscape, on either a commercial or residential property, you need to piece together different elements into a functional environment. This means a maintained lawn, some pretty flowers, and trimmed trees. If even one of these aspects is not taken care of, it will overshadow the rest of your beautiful landscape. With Read More

Annuals vs Perennials

Every landscape is composed of many parts that come together to create the beauty you see in lawn care magazines and company websites. You cannot simply mow your lawn, or toss down some mulch and call it a day. Each piece of your landscape must be carefully maintained to create a uniform look. However, once Read More

Advantages of a Full-Service Landscape Company

When choosing who to trust with your landscaping, there are many variables to consider. The personal touch of a mom and pop, compared to the refined processes of a nationwide landscaping company. You must also consider the experience of the firms, and yourself, should you decide to take it DIY. At Oaklawn we have serviced Read More

When is the Best Time to Prune Your Trees?

No matter the location or size of your property. The health of your plant material is paramount to the success of your landscape. The healthier the plant, the better the bloom, and the greater longevity of the material. This is not only true for smaller pieces of plant material like the annuals and perennials that Read More

4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Landscape

If you are a commercial property owner, the impression that a potential client garners based upon the quality of your landscape can often be a determining factor in their decision to work with you. This is a strong incentive for you to invest in your landscape, and create something to be proud of. Residential homeowners Read More

6 Handy Sprinkler Maintenance Tips

Every landscape requires a combination of nutrients to maintain healthy growth. For turf this is the combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that is found in lawn fertilizers, directly inducing growth. For your plant material, this is a combination of water and sunlight, as well as microorganisms within the soil that the roots eat up. Read More

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Aerating and Overseeding

As a full-service landscaping company, with a wealth of both commercial and residential clients, we are pretty well versed in every aspect of landscape maintenance. We are also aware of the needs of our clients to have a beautiful property to attract new clients and drive revenue for their business. This starts with great curb Read More