Easy Backyard Upgrades

Upgrading your backyard doesn’t only need a major remodel! These quick fixes will make your backyard more enjoyable for entertaining and nights with family. Give us a call if you need some help! DIY Seating Furniture can be an expensive investment for backyards, but there are options for make-it-yourself benches, chairs, and tables. Here is one of our favorite budget …

Fall Landscaping Tips

Fall will be here before we know it, so its time to prepare your yard for colder weather. Here are our fall landscaping tips: Continue to mow your lawn until it stops growing. If grass blades get too long, they shade the other blades around them. Also, at snowfall, the too-long grass will get packed down and promote snow mold. …

Landscape Design Tips

Follow these tips to start your landscape design and get a yard you love! Make a list of needs and wants. Do your kids need a play space? Do you want to grow vegetables? Would your family gather on a patio? Do some very rough sketches of the yard with thoughts of where you want to place things; it’s a …

Native Maryland Plants

The best way to have a yard that is sustainable and looks beautiful all year round is to plant native plants. Of course we can suggest a list of great plants that will beautify your lawn and be easy to care for. If you prefer to head to the nursery on your own, look for these plants: Fern: Dennstaedtia punctilobula …

Landscaping Tips for a Small Yard

Small yards might seem like a dead-end for landscaping, but there are many ways to take advantage of the space and turn it into your outdoor oasis. Window Boxes – Beautify your home and give you space to grow herbs, flowers, and small fruits and vegetables. You don’t need ground space to garden after all! Built-In Seating – Bench seating …

Summer Landscaping Dos and Don’ts

DON’T: Plant cool-season vegetables Generally speaking, it’s a bad idea to attempt veggies like peas, lettuce, carrots and radishes in summer. They will quickly bolt in the heat, meaning that they’ll devote their energy to blooming and producing seeds, making the edible parts bitter. DO: Plant hot-season vegetables Take advantage of summer’s plentiful heat and sunshine by planting these heat-loving …

Summer Gardening Trends

Attention all green thumbs! Summer gardening is here, and with it a slew of new trends. Adding something new to your yard or redesigning your garden will help turn your outdoor space into an oasis! As the weather gets hotter, you want a space you can enjoy all season long. Check out these spring gardening trends, and get digging! Sustainable …

We Love These Awesome Reviews!

We are thrilled to receive such positive reviews from our clients. Here are some of our favorites: We have used Great American Landscapes on a number of our projects, with fantastic results. They have built 2 beautiful stacked stone fireplaces, and a flagstone patio for us. I can’t say enough great things about the work they did for us or …

Questions to Ask a Plant Expert

Next time you head to the nursery to purchase new plants for your yard, you might be overwhelmed by the selection! The best way to make sure you purchase plants that work for your lifestyle and your space is to ask a plant expert.   Most garden centers will have a few employees around who are prepared to ask your …

April Gardening Tips

The best thing about spring is all the beautiful flowers and plants that bloom! If you love gardening or are looking to get started, you know April is a busy season. Here is what should be on the to-do list for April:   -Keep rows covered until the risk of winter weather is totally gone. Remember to remove them on …