Benefits of a Professional Landscaping Service

Sure, you can head to the nursery and buy a few plants to stick in your yard. But without the eye of a professional, your yard might soon look like an overgrown forest! Working with a landscape designer can ensure you use the right plants for your yard and climate, keep things organized, and add plants in a way that …

How to Plan a Landscaping Project

Are you sick of looking at your backyard and getting bored? What that patch of grass might need is some landscaping! This could include anything from trees to plants to a deck to a fire pit! If you’re excited about designing a new landscape project with us, here’s how to get started.   Take a look at the yards in …

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 …

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 …