How Does Stormwater Management Help Control Flooding In Cities?

Stormwater is the leading cause of disasters like flooding, surface runoff, erosion in sloped areas, etc. The increasing disasters caused by this problem have caused many cities and states to pay more attention to their stormwater management needs. Storm water management in Maryland has taken off after many grim stories were told about the residents…
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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas With Rocks

Landscaping is a sure way to improve a home’s curb appeal, enhance efficiency, and increase home value. However, the traditional techniques homeowners use in landscaping Ellicott City are all under threat from climate change. The best way to ensure gardens survive this period of unpredictability is Landscape Installation with rocks. Not only are stones low…
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Landscape Edging: What Are Your Options?

If you want to keep your Howard County lawn, flowerbeds, and groundcover areas looking clean, attractive, and professional, landscape edging is vital. It can be as simple as a shallow trench (a “natural edge”) or as solid as a concrete barrier. But whichever landscape edging option you choose, it’s important to know the pros and…
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Do I Need a Permit for a Firepit in Howard County, MD?

Will you need a permit for a firepit in Howard County? The short answer is “no.” But, hold on a second, hotshot - there’s more to it than just a simple answer ...
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Proper Mulching to Keep Your Property Looking its Best

Mulching your trees, shrubs, and borders is one of the best things you can do to improve the appearance and the long-term health of your property. But used improperly, mulch will kill your plants.
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Stormwater Management Facilities: Maintenance Issues & Repairs

Maintenance issues, repairs, and recommended areas to focus on for each type of stormwater management facility in Howard County, MD.
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Types of Stormwater Management Facilities, Howard County, MD

Take a look at the features, benefits, and drawbacks of common aboveground and underground stormwater management facilities used in Howard County to help you choose the right type for your property.
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Stormwater Management in Howard County, MD

We answer some of the most common questions about stormwater, stormwater runoff, and stormwater management in Howard County, including your responsibilities as a property owner.
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Deer Browsing Damage: Identification, Prevention & Treatment

Deer browsing in Maryland causes thousands of dollars of damage to residential and commercial landscapes. Learn how to identify deer browsing damage, prevent it from happening, and help plants that have been damaged by deer.
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Choosing the Right Commercial Landscape Lighting Options

To help you choose the right outdoor lighting options for your commercial property, this article describes the different types of lighting options, lighting design considerations, and the importance of getting light levels just right.
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Vacant Commercial Property? How to Maintain (& Improve!) Curb Appeal

Vacant commercial properties are at increased risk of damage and theft, and often look unappealing to prospective buyers and tenants. We recommend some key landscape maintenance tasks and affordable enhancements to reduce risk and increase appeal.
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11 Signs That Your Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contractor Isn’t Getting the Job Done

Are you getting what you paid for? Unfortunately, many commercial property owners aren't getting their money's worth from their commercial property maintenance contractor. Check this list to see if your exterior grounds services are what they should be.
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