Why We Grow A Company Vegetable Garden

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How Does Our Vegetable Garden Grow?

Vegetable GardenOne 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 allowed us a fresh start, which all gardens sometimes need.

The garden is organic so no pesticides are ever used on it. In most years we grow around 35 different kinds of vegetables. When people visit us and see the garden, they are surprised that we go to the trouble and of the vast quantity and variations of food that we grow. Most people ask why we do it. The reasons are many.

We Are Gardeners

First and perhaps foremost, we are gardeners and love what we do. Everyday we go out to our customers homes to create and care for their gardens. We actually get a little jealous of how nice they look. This garden is ours and along with it, we get the pride of having something beautiful of our own.

Vegetable GardenHealthy Eating

Healthy food is expensive. Healthy food is good, junk food is bad. Our garden provides healthy food for our staff and their families. Each week, team members are given food to take home to their families. Some of the vegetables (tomatoes, squash, peppers) are welcomed with excitement, some not so much (kale, brussels sprouts, beets). All we ask is that they try new things and eat what they take home.

Stress Relief

Yes, we occasionally do get stressed out just like everyone. It is extremely relaxing to walk through our garden and pull the occasional weed or pick ripening produce. Once de-stressed, it is a lot easier to be production back in the office.

Education

As an organization, we are constantly learning. The garden provides us a real-life outdoor classroom from which to learn about the plants our customers may have in their gardens and the pests that may affect them. This knowledge helps us advise our customers better.

What’s In Our Garden This Year

 

·       Tomatoes – 11 plants, all heirlooms ·       Butternut Squash
·       Spaghetti Squash ·       Green Zucchini Squash
·       Yellow Zucchini Squash ·       Spring Onions
·       Purple Onions ·       Asparagus
·       Cucumbers ·       Peppers – 9 plants, all hot!
·       Kale ·       Spinach
·       Tatsoi ·       Green Beans
·       Peas ·       Arugula
·       Red Beets ·       Yellow Beets
·       Yukon Gold Potatoes ·       Purple Potatoes
·       Radishes ·       Pak Choi
·       Carrots ·       Chard
·       Eggplant ·       Oregano – 5 varieties
·       Basil ·       Cilantro
·       Calendula ·       Blueberries – 10 plants

 

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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 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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