Garden Resolutions 2020

By: David Zimmerman What is your vision for your outdoor space this year? Have you thought about it? As no year in the garden is ever the same as years gone by, here are some considerations to mull over while making those important pre-season decisions. Resolution 1 : Triple P ( Prepare for Prevention of Pests ) Deer, insects, rodents, weeds – it does not matter what climate you live […]

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What’s Happening in the Garden? Winter 2020

By: Renee Godfrey Quillin Now that the holidays are over and we are at the beginning of what seems to be the endless wintertime blues for some, the winter season provides a variety of work for Gardeners at Planted Earth Landscaping. Winter pruning is a great opportunity to focus on specific plants that respond best to pruning during the cold dormant season. When the weather outside is not conducive in […]

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Contract Management Takes the Stress out of Landscape Renovations

Planning a major renovation requires a certain degree of expertise when it comes to organizing logistics while scheduling and overseeing multiple subcontractors. For most homeowners, it can be difficult to find the time to coordinate all of these moving parts. At Planted Earth, we understand our clients are busy, and that’s why we don’t just offer professional landscape installation and maintenance—we also provide clients the option for full-service contract management. […]

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Getting to Know Your Landscaper: Virgil Gomez

The rarity that is the Planted Earth experience would not be possible without the dedicated service of our employees. Luckily for our clients, few demonstrate greater expertise, perseverance on the job, and commitment to customer service than Virgil Gomez. Virgil is a turf crew supervisor and an essential backbone of Planted Earth’s maintenance division. He came to the United States at age 15 and entered the landscaping industry out of […]

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NALP Recognizes Planted Earth for Outstanding Landscape Projects

Planted Earth celebrates the reception of the 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence for Baltimore County Residence and Chesterfield Place Residence. The success of each project has only been made possible through the meld of meticulous design, positive client relations, and the highest possible craftsmanship. Baltimore County Residence is a renowned modern landscape with a woodsy palette informed by the surrounding forest area. Now a picture-perfect meditation […]

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Integrating the Latest in Landscaping Technology

As we at Planted Earth Landscaping continuously strive to set ourselves apart as a rarity in our field, new advances in technology help us find the balance between increasing efficiency and doing things right. Some of the technological tools we utilitze every day include battery-powered equipment, mobile devices, and cutting-edge irrigation systems. Battery-Powered Tools Among the newest additions to Planted Earth’s arsenal of power tools are battery-operated backpack blowers and […]

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Planting for Pollinators

It is nearly impossible to imagine the fresh blooms of springtime without also picturing the bumblebee buzzing about the garden, the hummingbird hovering at 80 beats per second or the monarch mud-puddling in the damp soil. In fact, without these critical pollinators in the garden, there would be few plants left for us to enjoy! According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), animal pollinators including insects, birds and […]

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The Benefits of Native Gardens

One of the most highly esteemed and sought-after looks in landscaping is that of a traditional Japanese garden. What typically comes to mind when one thinks of a Japanese garden is an extravagant botanical display filled with hedged shrubs, pristine topiaries, ornamental maples, and crisp bamboo. Less known about this style of gardening, however, is that traditional Japanese gardens aim to use native plants in order to enhance the natural […]

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Mitigating Drainage Issues in 2019

Since 2018 provided an astounding record year for precipitation, it seems pertinent in our first newsletter of 2019 to bring up the topic of drainage. This is not the sexy part of landscaping that inspires awe and tickles the senses. Rather it serves a functional purpose to alleviate surface water and hydrostatic pressure away from our homes and outdoor living spaces so residents can enjoy them without hesitation. Last year […]

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Growing Degree Days

What the heck are they, and why are they important? Have you ever wondered why you’re told to apply crabgrass pre-emergent herbicide around the same time that the forsythias are in bloom?  Is it an old wives’ tale, passed on through the generations that we just take for fact?  Well, no.  There is some tried and true science behind it, along with the reason horticulturists use specific timing to scout, […]

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