Information, tips, and tricks for keeping your property looking the best it can. 

3 2023 Landscaping Trends

There are always new ways to beautify your home or business, and in this newsletter, we’ll be reviewing some of the hottest landscaping trends for 2023. The team at JFC Grounds Maintenance is always…

January 19, 2023

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How to Winterize Your Commercial Landscaping

Just like you need to clean the gutters at your house and rake up the leaves before snowflakes start falling, you also need to take time to winterize your commercial landscaping. Here are some of our …

December 12, 2022

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Easy Winter Lawn Care Tips

Your home’s lawn is one of the biggest parts of the exterior of your house, and it plays a big role in the overall curb appeal of your property. While lawns are dormant for much of the winter, the a…

December 5, 2022

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4 Common Winter Landscaping Mistakes

The temperatures are getting colder, which means that the time for planting and harvesting is over. While winter gives gardeners a bit of a break from time outside, what you do (and don’t do) over t…

November 15, 2022

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5 Common Fall Landscaping Mistakes

While fall is when most plants slow their growth before going dormant for the winter, there are still landscaping tasks that need to be taken care of. Working on your landscape is a little different t…

October 3, 2022

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The Many Benefits of Aeration and Overseeding

As the weather starts to cool, two of the best ways that you can prepare your lawn for lush, beautiful growth in the spring are aeration and overseeding. Scheduling these services together is convenie…

September 26, 2022

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Man seeding and fertilizing residential backyard lawn with manual grass seed spreader.

The Importance of Aeration and Overseeding

Fall is right around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to pick up the phone and schedule your aeration and overseeding. This one-two punch of lawn maintenance ensures a lush and gre…

August 10, 2022

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How Short is Too Short for Your Lawn?

What are the differences between lawns that thrive and those that look terrible after only a few weeks of hot summer sun? While there are many factors that influence how your lawn looks, one of the bi…

June 29, 2022

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How to Avoid Overwatering Your Landscaping

Every healthy lawn needs water to grow, but sometimes you can use too much. Overwatering your turf and plants in your yard can be just as bad for them as not watering them enough. It’s easy to use t…

June 17, 2022

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Footprints on wet morning autumnal grass. A path marked out by a man walked through a dewy lawn.

Landscaping Tips for High-Traffic Areas

Whether you’re planning the landscape design of your business or your home, high-traffic areas are unavoidable. Failing to plan ahead can lead to expensive plants and flowers going unappreciated or …

May 18, 2022

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How to Prepare Your House for Spring

Spring is almost here, which means that many Maryland homeowners are taking time to clean up the inside and outside of their homes. How can you prepare your house for spring weather and make sure your…

March 22, 2022

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4 Ways to Winterize Your Landscape

While most Maryland communities have already seen snow and ice, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to take time to protect your yard as temperatures get colder and remain chilly for the next few week…

February 7, 2022

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4 Reasons Why Fall Clean-Up Is Important

Leaves are falling and the holiday season is right around the corner, which means that winter will be here before we know it. A fall clean-up will help prepare your lawn for the winter months ahead an…

November 15, 2021

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Don’t Wait to Plan for Snow

The weather outside is beautiful and temperate, and it’s the perfect time of year for enjoying the gorgeous landscapes of Maryland. While snow might seem a long way away, now is the perfect time to …

October 18, 2021

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What You Should Know About Lawn Aeration

Children are back in school and October is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to aerate your lawn. September is one of the best times of the year to complete aeratio…

September 28, 2021

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5 Common Aeration and Overseeding Mistakes

All homeowners want to enjoy lawns that are thick, green and lush, but at the end of a long and hot summer, many lawns are compacted, patchy, brown and thin. Aeration and overseeding are two effective…

September 3, 2021

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Get Your Lawn in Great Shape

Another year, another hot and humid summer for Maryland residents. If you’re like many homeowners, your lawn could use some TLC after a summer of walking across the lawn, hot summer days and not eno…

August 26, 2021

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Protecting Your Property from Storm Damage

Thunderstorm season is here for Maryland residents, which means it’s time to protect your property from the damage that can occur due to high winds and heavy rain. While many homeowners think of thi…

July 20, 2021

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4 Common Turf Care Myths

Taking care of your commercial or residential lawn can be a big task. Unfortunately, many homeowners and businesses try to DIY things and end up with unfavorable results and occasionally permanent dam…

June 16, 2021

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The Many Benefits of Mulching

Mulch is something that many homeowners and business owners know that they should apply every year, but many don’t understand exactly why it’s so important. Why is mulch such an important part of …

June 8, 2021

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3 Lawn Care Mistakes that Businesses Make

Hiring a professional lawn care service is one of the best ways to get top-notch results without needing to do it yourself, but many businesses make mistakes when hiring a commercial lawn care company…

April 29, 2021

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4 Fun Spring Landscaping Ideas for 2021

As we all start enjoying the great outdoors and the weather warms up, it only makes sense that homeowners and business owners like you are interested in getting some landscaping done. What are some of…

April 19, 2021

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All About Brood X

It’s been 17 years since we last saw Brood X, the cicadas that emerge throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. They are expected to be visible from mid-May through early …

March 25, 2021

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Spring Is Here!

Now that the snow has melted and the weather is warming up, we are preparing for a busy spring helping businesses and homeowners with spring clean-ups and mulching tasks. If you are ready to enjoy tim…

March 8, 2021

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Does Ice Melt Damage Your Property?

When snow is in the forecast, and there’s a chance of ice on the way, many homeowners and business owners grab bags of ice melt to prevent slippery conditions. However, depending on what you reach f…

February 17, 2021

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Winter Landscaping Tips for Your Home

Once the snow and ice from our latest storm melt, how will your landscape look? Even though we are in the midst of another cold Maryland winter, you should still take care of your landscape. How can y…

February 4, 2021

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3 Common Snow Removal Myths

The snow is falling, which means that every business needs a good snow removal plan. JFC Grounds Maintenance works with businesses and properties of every size to provide skilled, fast snow removal in…

January 29, 2021

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The Basics of ADA Compliant Snow Removal

Commercial properties are subject to many considerations as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This piece of legislation has worked to make the world more accessible for people wit…

January 14, 2021

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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Just like the hot summer sun can wreak havoc on your lawn, the harsh winter winds and snow can also do damage. If you have not completed your winter yard preparations yet, now is the time to do so. He…

December 14, 2020

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Tackling Leaf Removal This December

Have you taken care of your fall clean-up tasks yet? December is your last chance to clean up your yard before snow starts falling in January. JFC Grounds Maintenance can help with leaf removal at you…

December 8, 2020

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4 Fall Landscaping Tips for Your Home

Gorgeous fall weather is here, which means that every homeowner deserves a gorgeous fall landscape to match! How can you get your home ready for trick-or-treaters and the holiday guests who will be on…

October 15, 2020

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How Healthy Is Your Soil?

Your lawn is only as good as the soil that it is growing in, and low quality soil can lead to low quality turf. However, how can you tell if your commercial or residential landscape has good, healthy …

July 23, 2020

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Why Pruning Matters for Commercial Landscapes

Pruning is an essential part of commercial grounds maintenance, as it ensures that trees and shrubs remain healthy and lowers the risk of property damage due to branches and debris falling. Why is pru…

July 9, 2020

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Why Your Grass Is Not Growing

If you’re like many homeowners and commercial property owners, you know that nothing signifies summer like a lush, green lawn. Unfortunately, there are a variety of factors that can leave your lawn …

July 2, 2020

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4 Common Summer Lawn Mistakes

Summer is here. How is your lawn doing? Whether you’re a commercial property or a homeowner, there are many common summer lawn mistakes that can lead to short-term patchiness or long-term damage. In…

June 12, 2020

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Time for a Spring Yard Clean-Up

The COVID-19 epidemic has left many of us stuck at home, but being at home on the weekends does not mean you want to use your weekend time to do yard work! JFC Grounds Maintenance is here to help you …

May 7, 2020

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3 Ways to Get a Greener Lawn this Summer

Summer might seem far in the distance, but the way you treat your lawn this spring will have a dramatic effect on how it looks this summer. Green grass is what every homeowner and business owner wants…

April 13, 2020

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What Is Commercial Grounds Maintenance?

Commercial grounds maintenance is a critical part of every business. First impressions matter, and maintaining an attractive and well put together property is a large portion of what makes a great fir…

April 3, 2020

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4 Common Commercial Snow Removal Mistakes

Your commercial property relies on quick, thorough snow removal to keep your property accessible and safe. If you don’t invest in quality snow removal, snow and ice can block the entrance to your pr…

February 28, 2020

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Preseason Planning for Commercial Landscaping

Winter weather might be here to stay for a bit longer, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preseason planning for your commercial landscaping. Is your lawn ready for plenty of growth in …

February 14, 2020

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Preventing Roof Collapse During a Snowstorm

During a snowstorm, the last thing that you want to worry about is your landscaping and the exterior of your home. However, the weight of snow on your roof can cause serious damage to your home, espec…

January 15, 2020

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Taking Care of Your Landscape During the Winter

Just like you kick the humidifier on to keep your home comfortable during the winter and start wearing a coat to keep yourself warm, you should also change the way that you treat your landscape during…

December 17, 2019

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Are You Ready for Winter Weather?

Winter is almost here, which means that you need to ensure your landscape is properly protected from the months of harsh weather right around the corner. With a little help from JFC Grounds Maintenanc…

November 20, 2019

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Keep Your Plants Thriving This Winter

Colder months are here, which means that it’s time to adjust your plant and landscaping care routines both inside and outside of your home. Before the first snow falls, it’s time to think about ho…

November 6, 2019

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The Importance of Aeration in August

September and back-to-school season are right around the corner, which means that now is the time to aerate your lawn. August and September are the best time of year for aeration, as the process prepa…

August 20, 2019

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Where You Need Mulch and Why

Mulch is an essential element of any spring or summer landscape. It works hard to lock in soil moisture, keep weeds from sprouting, keep the soil cool enough for growth and give your garden beds major…

July 11, 2019

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Taking Care of Your Lawn This Summer

Even if you rely on JFC Grounds Maintenance for your summer lawn maintenance, you will still need to take care of watering it in between visits. While your neighbors might have sprinklers kicking on m…

June 4, 2019

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Controlling Weeds in Your Yard this Spring

Warm weather, plenty of sunshine and a healthy drizzle of rain mean one thing for your yard—weeds! Maintaining a healthy lawn and thriving garden beds isn’t easy when weeds pop up overnight. Thank…

May 20, 2019

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Why Every Homeowner Should Mulch in the Spring

The smell of mulch goes hand in hand with warmer weather and springtime. Homeowners and business owners throughout Maryland add a fresh coat of mulch to trees, shrubs and garden beds. While you can pl…

April 22, 2019

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The Phases of Your Garden

Do you have your spring garden planned out yet? Now that it is officially spring, many homeowners are starting to plant flowers and a variety of other gorgeous plantings to usher in warmer weather. Ho…

March 22, 2019

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Spring Cleaning Your Landscape

Warmer weather is here, and flowers are blooming outside. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about spring cleaning your landscape! If you’re ready to get your hands dirty and start tidying up…

March 6, 2019

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What to Do After a Snowstorm

Snow can wreak havoc on your landscaping and hardscaping, especially when it falls quickly and lingers for a long time. While winter is winding down, snowstorms can stretch into the early spring in Ma…

February 19, 2019

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The Benefits of Hiring a Snow Removal Service

Snow fell for the first time in Maryland this past week, and many residents were left digging out their cars, shoveling their driveways and waiting for the plows to take care of the streets. There’s…

January 17, 2019

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Snow Is Coming!

While Maryland hasn’t seen the first snowstorm of the year yet, it’s undoubtedly right around the corner. Winter storms are beautiful to look at, but they can wreak havoc on your landscape. The gr…

January 10, 2019

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Snow Days Are Around the Corner

While we haven’t experienced the full brunt of a Maryland winter yet, snow days and icy mornings are right around the corner. At JFC Grounds Maintenance, we help out residents and businesses with sn…

December 5, 2018

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Curb Appeal

How Does Curb Appeal Affect Home Value?

If you’re going to be taking advantage of the housing market soon and listing your home, it’s time to consider hiring a professional to spruce things up. Many people don’t realize the value that…

November 15, 2018

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Creating a Pet-Safe Landscape and Lawn

Pet owners face some unique challenges when it comes to keeping lawns, gardens and landscapes in wonderful condition. From plants that are toxic to dogs to paws that love digging up flowerbeds, creati…

November 7, 2018

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Why Does Edging Matter?

While some people enjoy a more rustic appearance to landscaping, a meticulous and crisp landscape requires edging. Edging works by creating a neat line between areas in your yard with plantings and ar…

October 9, 2018

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Brown Lawn

Is a Brown Lawn Dead?

Now is the time of year when many area homeowners stare at scorched, brown lawns and wonder if the grass is dead, dying or simply dormant. We get calls from countless homeowners who are concerned abou…

October 2, 2018

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Hurricane Season

Preparing for Hurricane Season

While there are still many questions about the severity and location of Hurricane Florence’s impact, one thing is for certain—preparedness is essential to protecting your home and family. A little…

September 12, 2018

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