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Living in a four-season climate is wonderful! We get to enjoy all the changes of the seasons. The flowers in spring, the sun in the summer, the leaves changing in the fall, and, although some people may not enjoy it, snow in the winter.

It is that time between fall and winter that can be challenging to landscape contractors. This is when leaves fall from the trees and create havoc in our schedules.

Truthfully, it is not that bad. Disposing of the leaves, however, can be a huge challenge. There are just not that many options in our area, and some of them require a lot of time and money to use.

Most people do not think about where the leaves go after we remove them, and why would they? Our teams show up and the leaves are removed. Our team at Allentuck Landscaping Co., however, begins thinking about it in mid-Summer.

Our first goal is not to remove the leaves at all but to use our lawn mowers to grind them up into tiny little pieces. This has a huge benefit for the lawns we service. All of the nutrients and organic matter that is trapped in the leaves is returned to the soil to the benefit of the grass plants. By doing this, the leaves are recycled and no trucking is involved.

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If it is necessary to remove leaf materials from the property due to the quantity of leaves or too high a moisture content to shred them, we still make sure they are repurposed in a sustainable manner.

For the last few years, Allentuck Landscaping Co. has partnered with a local farm to dispose of the leaves. When our trucks are full, we take them to the farm and dump them in wind rows. The farm composts the leaves to improve the soil for growing grapes and flowers. The leaves are also used in the pig pen as bedding and food! This is the ultimate in recycling!

It is always our goal to operate as sustainably as possible. To be able to support another local business at the same time makes our planning all the more worthwhile.


Allentuck Landscaping Co. is Your Residential Landscape Company

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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 28 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.

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