Our Recent Landscape Projects – September 2020

Contemporary Outdoor Living Room in Washington DC

Strong lines, geometric shapes and bold colors come together in this unique outdoor living space in Spring Valley. The home was recently re-built in a very contemporary style so the patio area naturally had to match. For the seat walls and outdoor kitchen we used Techobloc Graphix block in nickel grey with onyx colored caps. The paver patio was built using a combination of Techobloc Blu pavers in shale grey and onyx. The kitchen grill and access doors were all stainless steel. The project had some difficult drainage problems which we solved with a series of surface rains, corrective grading, and by taking the downspouts underground.

A Family Gathering Space in North Potomac, Maryland

Our customer had a nice second story deck but wanted to expand the outdoor living space by adding a patio outside their basement door. We designed a paver patio that would also have a nice seat wall along two sides of it. Lights were added under the seat wall cap to expand its use well into the night. Stairs access was added from the deck to the patio to make going back and forth seamless. To finish the project off, we added new plantings in the front yard and along the rear fence.

Entry Plaza in North Bethesda, Maryland

The layout of this home, with its separate garage in front of the home, created a unique space for us to design. An existing large Japanese Maple absolutely had to be preserved so we turned it into the focal point of the project. The entry stoop was covered with Pennsylvania flagstone and the riser was faced with Carderock stone. The entry walkway and plaza were paved with Techo Bloc 60mm Blu pavers (Color: Sandlewood). The garden was edged with Indian Cobble block to make sure the Japanese Maple truly stood out.

A Hillside Re-Imagined in Rockville, Maryland

Landscape Projects

For this project, we were presented with a very difficult hill problem to solve. Our customer was tired of mowing the dangerous slopes. Additionally, the existing steps were not connected to the driveway so the flow to the front door simply did not work well. We designed a flowing garden on the slopes with several Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’, Anthony Waterer Spirea, Blue Pacific Juniper and All Gold Forest Grass. There are plants for every season in this garden. A new double tier flagstone walkway was installed with a small sitting are at the top from which guests can be greeted.

A Paver Patio and Outdoor Kitchen in Bethesda, Maryland

Our customer had an old brick patio that was falling apart and wanted to create a much more usable space for his family to dine on and to entertain friends. We designed a multi-layer patio which included plenty of room for dining, an outdoor kitchen, and a fire pit area to enjoy in the evenings. The patios were build using Nicolock Stoneridge pavers (color: Peconic) edged with Nicolock Holland Pavers (color: charcoal). The seat wall and outdoor kitchen were built using Nicolock Colonial block (oyster blend). The grill and access door are stainless steel. Lighting was added under the steps and wall caps to give a special glow to the space in the evenings.

Creating Lawn In The Shade in Rockville, Maryland

Landscape Projects

What does one do when their backyard is so shady that grass will not grow and the kids still want a lawn to play on? We suggest using artificial turf. It is soft to play on and needs no care whatsoever. In a addition, our team re-set and expanded a flagstone patio, added shade loving plantings, and installed a drainage system to keep everything nice and dry.

Landscape Maintenance On An Estate In Bethesda, Maryland

Landscape Projects

For the past six years, Allentuck Landscaping Co. has maintained this five acre estate in Bethesda, Maryland. We have also improved many of the garden areas and hardscape surfaces as well. The property has many separate and unique garden areas which require special care, lawn areas flowing between the gardens, and a pool patio with many container gardens. Each year we also install hundreds of flowering annuals to make sure there is always plenty of color for our customer to enjoy.


Allentuck Landscaping Co. is Your Residential Landscape Company

Phone: 301-515-1900 Email: info@allentucklandscaping.com

At Allentuck Landscaping Company, our mission is to create beautiful environments for people to enjoy. We see landscaping as a way to improve people’s lives.

The Allentuck Landscaping Company team has been a leading landscape company in Montgomery County, Maryland for over 34 years with our turnkey approach to landscape design, installation, construction and maintenance. Most companies try to serve many types of customers at the same time; homeowners, shopping centers, office buildings and the list goes on. At Allentuck Landscaping Co., we focus on one customer, you, the homeowner. We have a singular focus on bringing you the best landscape practices, the best customer service, and the best value for your home.

Services Provide – Master Landscape Plans, Complete Maintenance Programs, Plantings, Patios, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Water Features, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Kitchens, Trellises & Pergolas, Irrigation Systems, Drainage Solutions, Grading & Sodding. Fire Pits & Fire Places, Spring Clean Ups, Decks, Fences, Mosquito & Tick Control, Deer Control.

Areas Served – Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, North Potomac, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Damascus, Boyds, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Urbana, Frederick in Maryland and Washington DC.

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. 


Patio Drainage Options: Why They’re Critical

Proper Drainage Is Essential for Any Hardscape—Here Are a Few Options for Patio Drainage Though it might not factor into your dream vision for your home, patio drainage is an essential part of any landscaping project, and particularly for hardscapes. Without good drainage, you run the risk of annoying puddles, damage to foundation, excessive erosion, and potentially disrupting your new hardscapes through freezing and thawing. Luckily, there are many options available to ensure optimal patio drainage! Here at Allentuck Landscaping


8 Creative LED Landscape Lighting Ideas to Transform Your Home

Best LED Landscape Lighting Ideas for Your Home Landscape lighting can transform your outdoor space, enhancing its beauty and creating a welcoming atmosphere. LED landscape lighting, in particular, offers energy efficiency and longevity, making it a smart investment. In this article, we’ll explore eight LED landscape lighting ideas to elevate your home’s exterior. What is LED Lighting? LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting is a low-voltage, energy-efficient lighting option. While it may be slightly more expensive than traditional halogen lighting, the


Grading and Yard Drainage: How To Improve Your Home’s Drainage

Proper Grading Is Critical for Improving Yard Drainage 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 repairs to landscaping features or even your home’s foundation. In this blog post, we will discuss the


How To Design An Amazing Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They allow you to enjoy cooking and dining al fresco, while also adding value to your home. But, designing an outdoor kitchen can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Here are some tips for creating a functional and beautiful outdoor kitchen that will be the envy of all your neighbors. Start with a Plan Before you begin designing your outdoor kitchen,


7 Common Spring Pests In Maryland Gardens

As the weather warms up and spring approaches, many gardeners in Maryland are eagerly planning their spring garden. However, as beautiful as ornamental plants can be, they are also susceptible to a variety of common spring pests that can harm their health and appearance. From scale insects to spider mites, thrips, mealybugs, and whiteflies, there are many pests that can attack and damage ornamental garden plants in Maryland. In this blog post, we’ll discuss seven common spring pest issues that