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Mulching

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…

June 11, 2019

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watering lawn

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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weeds

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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Mulch

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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seedlings

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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yard cleaning

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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Yard

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 yard

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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dog friendly yard

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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edging

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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mulch

Where You Need Mulch and Why

There’s a good chance that you see mulch in the gardens and landscapes wherever you go. Whether it’s adding a pop of color around the base of a tree or nourishing the plants in your yard, many gar…

September 5, 2018

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All About Aeration

September is rapidly approaching, as is the end of the window of when you should have your lawn aerated. August and September are the ideal months for aeration, as it will prepare your yard for fall, …

August 20, 2018

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Watering Plants

Keep Your Plants Hydrated This Summer

As the temperature rises, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated to avoid heat stroke and stay healthy. The same is true for your plants, whether you have a garden full of flowers or vegetables. T…

July 26, 2018

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The Pros & Cons of Sod

Sod 101 Sod is a quick way to transform landscaping and increase property value. Sod, also known as turf grass, is sections of already-grown grass. This grass is held together with a root system or ot…

June 27, 2018

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Say Goodbye to Brown Spots

Brown spots are one of the ugliest and most frustrating parts of caring for a residential or commercial lawn. There are numerous causes of brown spots, which can make them hard to troubleshoot and tre…

June 20, 2018

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How We’re Adapting Our Services Post-Rain

While the saying might theorize that April showers lead to May flowers, this year it looks like May showers will be leading to June flowers! May was the wettest month in 3 years in Maryland, and over …

June 6, 2018

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Could Plants Stop Insects from Bugging You?

As you shake off the chill of winter and early spring and prepare for warm summer afternoons, you should take some time to think about what’s in your yard. However, you won’t be the only one enjoy…

May 11, 2018

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Don’t Forget Spring Cleaning!

Spring is the perfect time to tidy up your yard and get ready for a long summer full of gardening and spending time outdoors with friends and family. Your landscaping needs some tender loving care aft…

May 2, 2018

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Setting Up Sod for Success

Sod is a popular and reliable solution for growing a lawn overnight, but it does require more TLC than a traditionally-grown lawn does. Since new sod has shallow roots, it needs proper fertilization, …

April 10, 2018

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Where Should You Place Mulch in Your Yard?

Mulch is a powerful landscaping tool that saves water, protects plant roots from temperature fluctuations, adds nutrients to the soil and prevents weed growth. Applying mulch is a labor-intensive proc…

April 4, 2018

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Designing Your Spring Flower Bed

Spring is almost here, which means that eager gardeners are dreaming up the perfect spring flower bed for their landscapes. If you’re ready to design the best spring flower bed ever, here are some o…

March 14, 2018

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What Does a Brown Lawn Mean?

The most frustrating part about having brown spots on your residential lawn is not knowing the cause of them. Everything from pet urine to chemicals can lead to lawn discoloration, so determining the …

March 8, 2018

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Don’t Skimp on Your Winter Plant Care

Things have been heating up in Maryland, so many residents are starting to pack up their heaviest winter coats and think about warmer days. Winter is still going to linger for at least another month, …

January 29, 2018

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Winter Doesn’t Mean a Boring Landscape

While plants are dormant during the cold weather and snow is accumulating in your backyard, it seems like the worst time of year to tackle any landscaping tasks. However, taking the time to plan durin…

December 8, 2017

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Fall & Winter Yard Maintenance

Cold nights and crisp mornings are here to stay for the next few months. While some homeowners think that fall and winter yard maintenance doesn’t matter, these two seasons are actually the most imp…

November 7, 2017

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When to Mow Your Lawn and What to Consider

Each day, it seems like Baltimore landscaping is coming to life with more bursts of green and pops of color. Spring has arrived and we’re loving it! If you want your lawn to join the club with thriv…

May 17, 2017

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Snowy Weather in the New Year

The New Year has just begun, and already winter weather has come our way. Hopefully by this time everyone has their snow boots, shovels and ice scrapers unpacked and ready to go, because we can certai…

January 17, 2017

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Love It or Hate It, Warm Weather is Hanging on

November is here, but it seems to be missing something. Where are the frigid mornings, the frost covered grasses, the bare tree branches? The holidays are approaching, but sunny skies and mild tempera…

November 15, 2016

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Keep your Leaves Raked so Your Lawn can Breathe

There’s nothing quite like the colors of fall. The brilliant reds, yellows and oranges are a spectacular site to see as they fall gracefully to the ground outside your window. As beautiful as they a…

October 18, 2016

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Protect Your Plants as the Weather gets Cooler

Fall is coming, and with cooler temperatures and kids back in school, we look forward to getting out in our lawns and gardens to spruce things up a bit! Whether you find yard work enjoyable or prefer …

September 20, 2016

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Aerating and Overseeding

A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen on its own. Regular mowing, watering and fertilizing can go a long way toward keeping your lawn green and healthy, but don’t stop there! Proper aeration and ov…

August 16, 2016

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The Hot Sun can be Harsh on your Lawn

We know it can be hard to keep your lawn green and beautiful in the face of extreme and uncertain temperatures. In fact, the unpredictable weather of the last few years could make having that perfectl…

July 21, 2016

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Are you Ready for Hurricane Season?

After a whole year of confusing atmospheric and barometric ups and downs, we are finally well on our way into the start of the warm summer. While we often spend all year round looking forward to summe…

June 7, 2016

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More Rain Means More Mowing

We have all heard the old saying “April showers bring May flowers.” However, we are well into May and it’s still raining. What will this mean for your lawn, and how can you care for it in the fa…

May 19, 2016

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Planning Ahead for the Next Big Storm

Winter Storm Jonas has come and gone, but it’s not a storm we’re likely to forget any time soon. It was one for the history books and the snowiest storm on record for Baltimore, Allentown and Harr…

February 18, 2016

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The First Storm is Here and it’s a BIG one

As the weather warms up and spring starts to set in, everyone is ready to be outside. Even those most passionate about landscaping and garden care can be tempted to shirk their property related duties…

January 22, 2016

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