Guide for Putting in a Pool

Are you considering putting a pool in your backyard? It’s a fun project that will make your house a new hangout for family and friends, and a great place to relax during warm days. Before you start digging, ask yourself these questions: How much pool can I afford? Is my yard suited to a pool? What zoning restrictions do I …

Cool Plants to Grow In Your Yard

Looking to go beyond tulips and daisies? Expand your horizons and try planting something new and exciting in your yard! Whether it’s something to eat, something that blooms, or just something that looks cool, it’s worth checking out. Check these out, and give us a call to see if they’re the right choice for your yard! 2. Alpine strawberries. If …

Spring is Here. Is Your Yard Ready?

Spring is a great time to re-landscape and rejuvenate your yard. Do you have questions about spring landscaping? Find FAQs and answers here: When Is It Safe to Plant Annuals in Spring? Local frost dates determine when it is safe to plant annuals and vegetables in a particular region. For annuals you will be transplanting from pots, six-packs or flats bought …

Money-Saving Landscaping Tips

Landscaping your yard doesn’t have to be expensive! Try these tips to keep costs low and still get a beautiful yard. Build in phases Divide your project into phases (deck, grill area, trees, gardening, etc) and pay as you go forward with each phase. You’ll be able to adjust your budget accordingly and pay as you go. Cheaper is not …

Tips For Working With A Landscape Designer

When you’re working with a landscaping pro, there are a few things you can do to make the project fun for both of you! Set a budget. Just as with interior design and remodeling projects, have a firm idea of what you want to spend before you contact a pro. Not only will this give the landscaper a starting point …

Landscaping Tips To Save Money

Great landscaping work can unfortunately get expensive. While some of these are necessary costs for a healthy yard that fits your lifestyle, there are little tricks to help keep it in budget. Decide how much design you want. Although it’s less expensive to build a square patio or deck, it’s no bargain if you find the result so unappealing that …

What Are Hardiness Zones?

If you’ve ever gone to a nursery or hard store looking for new plants to add to your yard, you’ve likely come across something called Hardiness Zones. All plants have a recommended zone range, which is a number between 1-13. Those number coordinate with the zones of each area of the country, which is assigned a zone number. The Hardiness …

Best Native Plants for Maryland

Spring will be here before you know it, have you thought about what May flowers you’re hoping for after those April showers? Using plants that are natural to our climate and environment will make them more likely to be successful, and will encourage local wildlife like birds and butterflies to come visit your yard! Here are some ideas of natural …

Top Landscaping Trends

Just like fashion, food, and TV shows, landscaping trends change from year to year. For this year, we’re seeing a few common requests and trends for landscape design.   Low-Maintenance Maybe it’s a response to climate change and droughts around the country. Aiming to spend less money, less time and reduce the use of fertilizers and weed killers, homeowners are …

Benefits of Lawn Maintenance Services

Keeping your trees, grass, flowers, and plants alive and flourishing is a tougher job than you may think. Many homeowners end up frustrated that the garden they worked so hard to plant begins to die after a few short months. Leave your lawn maintenance to the professionals and call Great American Landscapes for a quote! Proper ongoing lawn maintenance services …