Why We Grow A Company Vegetable Garden

Raised wooden flowerbeds

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

 

199

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.

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

READ MORE »

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

READ MORE »

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

READ MORE »

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,

READ MORE »

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

READ MORE »

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. 

READ MORE »