Allentuck Landscaping Co. News – March 28, 2016

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Allentuck Landscaping Co. News – March 28, 2016

DSC_0795Welcome 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!

Creating MagicLessons 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.

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Gardens for Grade School Grants Update

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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!

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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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7 Front Walkway Ideas To Make Your Home More Welcoming

These Front Walkway Ideas Will Make You Glad To Come Home Making your home feel brand new can be as simple as updating the curb appeal. At Allentuck Landscaping, we’ve designed and installed a variety of front walkways over the years, and today we’ve gathered a few of our favorites to showcase. Each walkway features a unique pattern or material combination. We hope these front walkway ideas spark some brilliant ideas inside of you, and, of course, we hope you

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Project Spotlight: Contemporary Outdoor Living Spaces with a Pool

See How the Allentuck Team Transformed This Longtime Client’s Home Over Many Years At Allentuck Landscaping Company, we love nothing more than to bring our client’s ultimate vision to life. This has led to our team putting together numerous beautiful outdoor living spaces, many complete with a pool, fire elements, water features, custom plant installations, and much more. We started our Project Spotlights series to share some of our favorite projects here on our blog—and today’s project is one of

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6 Wonderful Plants For A Deer Resistant Screen

Got deer and need screening? Here is a list of 6 wonderful plants for a deer resistant screen. Whether you’re looking to block off an ugly view, dampen noise pollution, or you simply desire some solitude, sometimes you just need a bit more privacy. There are many natural ways to enclose your property that are both visually pleasing and effective. These 6 plants are great screening options, even if you have deer! Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) A slender, conical conifer

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Why Now Is the Time to Start Your Landscape Design and Construction Project

The Winter Months Are Perfect for Planning Your Landscape Design and Construction Project With January as our coldest month here in the DC Metro, chances are spending time outside is the farthest thing from your mind. What may surprise you, though, is that now is actually a great time to be thinking about landscape design and construction, as the winter months are the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the curve. At Allentuck Landscaping Company, we specialize in developing beautiful,

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Why Garden Plants Turn Yellow?

Why Are My Garden Plants Turning Yellow? Unless a plant is meant to be yellow in color (i.e. Gold Dust Plant, Variegated Yucca), yellow leaves are a signal to gardeners that something has gone wrong. Yellowing of the leaves (Chlorosis) can point to a wide variety of health problems, but luckily there are a few tricks to get to the root of the issue. The pattern of yellowing, for example, can be a great clue. The infographic by Safer Brand

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Project Spotlight: Complete Patio Remodel Rockville MD

The Allentuck Team Transformed This Rockville, MD Home with a Complete Patio Remodel At Allentuck Landscaping Company, we’re proud of the work we do, and we’re truly committed to our motto of Improving Lives Through Landscaping. Nothing makes us happier than totally transforming an outdoor space and leaving our clients delighted. To share our favorite projects, we’re starting a Project Spotlights blog series, which will be our space to highlight some of the incredible work we’ve done over the years. 

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