Posts Categorized:Landscaping Ideas

We often get asked; “Can we have a thick, green lawn without dangerous pesticides and lots of fertilizers?” The answer is a very strong – YES! That is, if you follow a recipe of correct cultural practices. The following practices are key to a pesticide-free lawn. Mowing at the proper height Maintaining the soil pH…

Grading and yard drainage are two important factors to consider when maintaining a healthy and attractive home landscape. Without proper grading, water can pool in areas of your lawn and cause damage to the grass, soil, and plants. Improving your home’s yard drainage is essential for keeping your yard looking its best and avoiding costly…

Outdoor Living Areas To Enjoy This Fall However big or small, and whatever your taste and budget, well-designed outdoor living areas can make enjoying the outdoors even more special. Spending time outdoors can help you refresh your mind, re-connect with loved ones, and make a nice evening, an exceptional evening. A well-designed outdoor seating area…

These Fall Landscape Tasks Offer Big Impact The fall landscape is one of the most pleasant times of the year to be in the garden. The air is crisp and the ground is soft. There is usually plenty of rain so any new plants go through less stress. Use our fall garden guide to plan…

6 Things To Consider For An Outdoor Kitchen Creating an outdoor kitchen is a great way to enjoy your backyard all year round. Not only does an outdoor kitchen provide a great place to cook all kinds of delicious food, it can become a central gathering place in your backyard. The thought of creating an…

A Patio Design Made For Entertaining The words chic and landscape rarely go together, except when describing this patio project. Strong, bold lines, contrasting paver colors, and stainless outdoor kitchen fixtures combine to create a one of a kind hip patio for entertaining. This was a challenging project that took us out of our comfort…

How Does Our Vegetable Garden Grow? One of our long-standing traditions at Allentuck Landscaping Co. is to grow a company vegetable garden. Our garden is designed to provide good, healthy food to our staff and their families. This year, due to our move to Rockville, we had to start our garden from scratch again. This…

Avoid Costly Deer Damage To Shrubs Deer can cause significant damage to landscape plants, as they have a wide range of dietary preferences and will often feed on a variety of shrubs, flowers, and trees. Their browsing habits can result in the stripping of leaves, twigs, and bark, which can weaken or kill the plant.…

Landscape Design Techniques For Beautiful Landscapes Color And Form In A Landscape Design Most people focus in on color first when considering their landscape design but this is not necessarily the place to start. Color in the garden, with a few exceptions, is fleeting. It comes in and out of the garden with the seasons,…

A Stunning Front Yard Landscape Design Creates Excellent Curb Appeal Some people say clothes make the man. Well, an excellent front yard landscape design good can certainly make the front of one’s home. Let’s face it, a house without a stunning front foundation garden simply looks naked, sort of like a picture without a frame.…

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