Heritage Custom Landscaping

Water Features to Consider for Your In-Ground Pool

November 25th, 2015
pool water features

From infinity pools to waterfalls, there is always a new water feature to explore when installing your own pool!

If you’re trying to upgrade your in-ground pool, there are a lot of water features and pool features at your disposal. It can be tricky to narrow down your options for pool features, so Heritage Elite wanted to let you know what’s available. From automatic pool covers to swim up bars, there are a lot of ways to upgrade your in-ground pool. Read the rest of this entry »

Wintertime Curb Appeal

November 20th, 2015

With the ushering in of winter’s colder temperatures, it is necessary to switch up your normal curb appeal routine to match the season. And no, we’re not just talking an inflatable Santa Claus or a strand of Christmas lights along your porch. We’re talking landscaping tips and tricks to nail your winter curb appeal.

curb-appeal

Your curb appeal shouldn’t suffer just because it’s cold outside!


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Can Native Plants be Incorporated into Professional Landscaping?

November 14th, 2015

Native Plants Professional Landscaping Some people think that professional landscaping and native plants are incompatible. That’s just not true, more so today than ever as our clients have become more ecologically aware.

What is meant by native plants? The term refers to plants that grow naturally within the region of the project. By that we’re talking more about soil and climate regions rather just a state delineation. For example, Maryland has sea coastal, bay coastal, piedmont, and mountainous regions. Each of those region have their own set of native plants.

There are several advantages to using native plants in landscaping. Native plants usually

* require less watering since they have evolved naturally to thrive in the region.
* require less fertilizer since they are already well-suited for the local soil.
* require fewer pesticides since they have already adapted to the region.

There is also the matter of using native plants to help fight back against encroachment of invasive plants. Not every non-native plant is invasive, but every invasive specie is certainly non-native. Invasive plants are those non-native plants for which there are no natural checks within the local ecosystem, so they overwhelm the native flora which in turn degrades the quality of soil and wildlife. Incorporating native plants in your landscape can help ensure the survival of a threatened native specie.

There is also the matter of attracting and assisting threatened migratory animals such as butterflies or birds.

Oh, and yes, there are species of native plants that are deer resistant!

We would be remiss not to mention that native plants often cost more because they still are carried mainly by select nurseries and growers. But when one adds the less maintenance savings mentioned above and the tendency that survival percentages are inherently better (native plants did evolve in this region after all) then cost becomes less of an issue.

Keep in mind, our goal is to make your landscape pleasing to you. A lot of factors go into meeting that goal. And we’re not saying you should go “100% native.” We just want to assure the many people who do ask us that yes, we at Heritage Elite certainly can incorporate native plants into professional landscaping.

Heritage Elite Custom Lawn & Landscape has been in the business of creating beautiful backyard getaways for its customers for over 30 years. From regular landscape maintenance projects to major installations such as pools, ponds, and decks, our expert team can turn your property into your own private paradise. In addition to performing work for residential properties, Heritage can also help with the design and maintenance of your commercial properties. Get in touch with Heritage today for quality custom landscaping services.
Call Heritage Elite Custom Lawn & Landscape today at 410.686.2701 or send us an email at info@heritagecl.com.

Can Native Plants be Incorporated into Professional Landscaping?

November 14th, 2015

Native Plants Professional Landscaping Some people think that professional landscaping and native plants are incompatible. That’s just not true, more so today than ever as our clients have become more ecologically aware.

What is meant by native plants? The term refers to plants that grow naturally within the region of the project. By that we’re talking more about soil and climate regions rather just a state delineation. For example, Maryland has sea coastal, bay coastal, piedmont, and mountainous regions. Each of those region have their own set of native plants.

There are several advantages to using native plants in landscaping. Native plants usually

* require less watering since they have evolved naturally to thrive in the region.
* require less fertilizer since they are already well-suited for the local soil.
* require fewer pesticides since they have already adapted to the region.

There is also the matter of using native plants to help fight back against encroachment of invasive plants. Not every non-native plant is invasive, but every invasive specie is certainly non-native. Invasive plants are those non-native plants for which there are no natural checks within the local ecosystem, so they overwhelm the native flora which in turn degrades the quality of soil and wildlife. Incorporating native plants in your landscape can help ensure the survival of a threatened native specie.

There is also the matter of attracting and assisting threatened migratory animals such as butterflies or birds.

Oh, and yes, there are species of native plants that are deer resistant!

We would be remiss not to mention that native plants often cost more because they still are carried mainly by select nurseries and growers. But when one adds the less maintenance savings mentioned above and the tendency that survival percentages are inherently better (native plants did evolve in this region after all) then cost becomes less of an issue.

Keep in mind, our goal is to make your landscape pleasing to you. A lot of factors go into meeting that goal. And we’re not saying you should go “100% native.” We just want to assure the many people who do ask us that yes, we at Heritage Elite certainly can incorporate native plants into professional landscaping.

Heritage Elite Custom Lawn & Landscape has been in the business of creating beautiful backyard getaways for its customers for over 30 years. From regular landscape maintenance projects to major installations such as pools, ponds, and decks, our expert team can turn your property into your own private paradise. In addition to performing work for residential properties, Heritage can also help with the design and maintenance of your commercial properties. Get in touch with Heritage today for quality custom landscaping services.
Call Heritage Elite Custom Lawn & Landscape today at 410.686.2701 or send us an email at info@heritagecl.com.

Hardscape Elements: What to Consider

October 16th, 2015

Summer-Patio-PartyHardscape services are a great way to add aesthetic appeal and value to your Baltimore home. No matter what look you are trying to accomplish, hardscape can bring new elements to your outdoor living space to create a look entirely your own. However, before you begin choosing hardscape elements to add to your yard, there are a few items to consider.

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Tips for Baltimore Landscape Lighting

October 9th, 2015

landscape lighting After you make your yard perfect, you need landscaping lighting to highlight how wonderful it looks.

A lot of Baltimore homeowners have beautiful yards, but they forget to have the right landscape lighting to show it off. If you’re just starting a fall landscaping project or want to add lighting to your current landscape, Heritage has a few tips to make your yard look like a million dollars.

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Benefitting from Deck Installation

October 2nd, 2015

Deck-InstallationWhile many homes come with a backyard, not all homes coming with a deck. However, just because your home didn’t originally come with a deck doesn’t mean you can’t have a deck installed. While some homeowners jump at the opportunity to have a deck installed in their backyard, others aren’t so sure about deck installation. What these homeowners fail to realize is the benefits that can come from deck installation. Some of the benefits from deck installation include the following:

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Benefitting from Deck Installation

October 2nd, 2015

Deck-InstallationWhile many homes come with a backyard, not all homes coming with a deck. However, just because your home didn’t originally come with a deck doesn’t mean you can’t have a deck installed. While some homeowners jump at the opportunity to have a deck installed in their backyard, others aren’t so sure about deck installation. What these homeowners fail to realize is the benefits that can come from deck installation. Some of the benefits from deck installation include the following:

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Fall Landscaping Tips

September 25th, 2015

Fall-Landscaping-MistakesNow that fall is finally here, it’s time to think ahead to your fall and winter landscaping. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners can make is to think that landscaping maintenance ends when the fall season begins. However, this will only leave your yard and outdoor living space looking unruly and dull for half of the year. In order to keep your landscaping looking its best throughout the year, consider these fall landscaping tips.

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How to Choose your Fire Pit

September 18th, 2015

Fire-PitChoosing a new hardscape project for your home can be difficult. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard for homeowners to decide on what to do next. Before you make a decision, consider what you want from your backyard now and moving forward. If you are looking to add aesthetic to your yard while also extending the use of your outdoor living space, consider installing a new fire pit.

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