How To Recycle Your Yard Debris

You know you need to recycle, turn lights and water off when not in use, and do other things to reduce your carbon footprint. But are you thinking about your impact on the environment when you’re working in the yard?   Yard projects likely produce more waste than you realize. All those tree branches, lawn clippings, and other debris can …

3 Landscaping Tips To Improve Curb Appeal

While improving your landscape in the back and the front is a great idea, improving your curb appeal will instantly help make your home more sellable! Before you put your house on the market, try these tips for a house buyers can’t help but pull over for!   Flowers in the Front Create a welcoming first impression by adding color …

Snow Removal – Winter is Coming

Winter is coming and Great American Landscapes employees were trained today on safe operation and repairs of the following equipment.  Our commitment to professionalism and safety are practiced throughout the year. Station A – Truck Plows Station B – Skid Steer Plows Station C – Salt Spreaders Station D – Snow Blowers We provide snow removal for commercial and residential …

How to Keep Your Yard Beautiful in Winter

Winter is here, but your yard doesn’t have to suffer! With these tips, your yard can look beautiful throughout the cold weather – even if you only enjoy it through a window.   -Add a tree or shrub with berries. These can provide a much-needed bit of color in an otherwise barren yard. Plus birds will love to come visit …

2016 Grand Award in Landscape

We are winners of a 2016 Grand Award in Landscape by the Landscape Contractors Association.  Our company has provided year-round comprehensive maintenance services for over 13 years to The Heights School, 20-acre private boys’ school in Potomac, Maryland. The maintenance scope includes not only the typical turf management, ornamental plant care, and annual flower planting, but also water retention pond …

Cool Backyard Elements

Want to mix up your yard? Add something big to make your backyard a place to relax, entertain, and spend quality time with loved ones. It doesn’t have to be all grass and plants, build something spectacular so your yard stands out!   Pool A swimming pool is always a hit, with kids and adults alike. Even if you have …

Fall Landscaping Tips & Reminders

In the fall, you might think raking the leaves and taking down the Halloween decorations is all the landscaping you need to do. But fall landscaping is extremely important for prepping your lawn for winter, and guaranteeing you have lush grass to enjoy in the spring! Rake and remove the leaves in the yard- This helps to avoid damage to …

How to Avoid Lawn Damage on Halloween

When you’ve got a perfectly manicured lawn and landscaping in your front yard, figuring out how to decorate for Halloween and greet trick-or-treaters without wreaking havoc can be tough. Here’s a few tips to avoid lawn damage this Halloween.   Clear a Path Make a clearly defined path for kids to take. Line it with lights or other decorations for …

Why You Should Plant Trees

Are you looking for a small way to make a big impact in your landscaping? Up your curb appeal with this one step – plant a tree! Trees offer a variety of both environmental and aesthetic benefits to your front or back yard.   Trees screen views – They help muffle sound from nearby streets, and create an eye-soothing canopy …

Perennials 101

Perennials are the backbone of most flower gardens because they come back year after year. Unlike annuals that must be replanted each year, hardy perennials die at the end of their growth season, and then re-grow from the same roots the following year. Perennial flowers are hardy, dependable performers. They are easy to care for and provide a wide variety …