Allentuck Landscaping Co. News – March 28, 2016

Allentuck landscaping employee having some juice

Allentuck Landscaping Co. News – March 28, 2016

Welcome Back Breakfast

Although our staff had been back and actively working for a few weeks, we officially welcomed everyone back with a breakfast of egg, sausage and cheese burritos expertly prepared by Bruce and Tim. One thing about working with such fine people is that it is always fun to kick back and just hang out sometimes. It is going to be a great year!

Lessons From Landscaping – Help. Ask For It

Our leadership team has spent the last month reading and discussing Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies From A Life At Disney by Lee Cockerell. In his book, Mr. Cockerell chronicles lessons he learned regarding customer service, employee engagement and striving for excellence during his tenures at Disney and Marriott, two companies that excel at those three functions. It has been an excellent read.

I have often wondered if the books we read actually sink into my team’s brains. My concerns were dispelled this week.

Gardens for Grade School Grants Update

 

With just a few days left for voting, there has been a ton of activity. We are very much looking forward to awarding our first ever Gardens for Grade School Grant this Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Here are the current standings:

East Silver Spring Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD –  242 votes

Rock View Elementary School in Kensington, MD –  201 Votes
Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown, MD –  122 votes
Rosemont Elementary School in Gaithersburg, MD-  45 votes
Dufief Elementary School in North Potomac, MD –  42 votes
Fallsmead Elementary School in Rockville, MD –  29 vote
Rachel Carson Elementary in Gaithersburg, MD – 1 votes
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences in Barnesville, MD – 8 Votes

What’s Blooming Now in Montgomery County, MD Now?

It really is just a spectacular time of the yer. There is color everywhere you look. Here are some photos taken from our own gardens this week. Enjoy!

Remember, Allentuck Landscaping Co. is always here to help you design, install, construct and maintain you lawn and landscape. Now is the time to get your 2016 Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Quote. Give us a call!

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Email: info@allentucklandscaping.com 

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Allentuck Landscaping Gives Back: Volunteering At Renewal & Remembrance

This year marked the 28th anniversary of Renewal & Remembrance, a day of service sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Contractors. Although our contingency from Allentuck Landscaping Co. was smaller this year, we were very proud to participate in enhancing two of America’s important landscapes and honoring our country’s veterans. This year, despite temperatures hovering nearly 100 degrees, over 500 volunteers worked at Arlington National Cemetery and the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. Our day began at 2:30

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Property Pitfalls: Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade an Old Patio

Don’t let an outdated patio cost you time and money, down the line. While it may seem like a cost-effective solution, upgrading an old patio can be a costly decision. Between shaky foundations and deteriorating patio pavers, there are potential dangers hiding in every corner. More often than not, it’s best to replace your patio rather than repair it. If you’re considering patio upgrades, schedule a consultation with the professionals at Allentuck Landscaping to assess the integrity of your patio.

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Best Patio Materials For Your Home

Investing in a patio is a fantastic way to expand your home’s living space. Patios can serve as an additional room and offer a high degree of customization. They also boost your home’s value, with an estimated return on investment of around 80%, making them a worthwhile project. Choosing the best patio materials, however, can be challenging. Each material has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, offering unique aesthetics and varying maintenance requirements. Ultimately, there’s no single “right choice”

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Must-Read Tips for Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Patio Oasis

Envision your dream outdoor patio – a tranquil escape where you can unwind, entertain guests, and reconnect with nature. With the right design and installation, you can turn your backyard into a private sanctuary that rejuvenates the senses. At Allentuck Landscaping, we believe that every homeowner deserves their own outdoor oasis. Our team of talented designers and skilled installers will work closely with you to bring your patio vision to life. From selecting the perfect materials to crafting a cohesive

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Hydration Tips For Plant Owners!

So often, we focus only on what plants and lawns need. But what about the people that care for the plants and lawns? With hot weather here to stay for a while, we thought it would be a good idea to promote some hydration tips to keep you safe in the heat. Drink water throughout the day: Sip water steadily throughout the day to prevent dehydration. It’s important to drink water even before you feel thirsty. Monitor your urine color:

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7 Tips For Watering Your Lawn Properly

Mastering the Art of Watering: 7 Essential Tips for a Beautiful Lawn Proper watering is crucial for maintaining a healthy and vibrant lawn. In this article, we will explore the key factors to consider when it comes to watering your lawn, including understanding the watering needs of different grass types, the best time of day to water, techniques for efficient watering, signs of overwatering or underwatering, selecting the right sprinkler system or irrigation method, and tips for conserving water. By

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