• Custom Fire Pit & Fountain

    Beautiful custom fire pit and fountain combo. 

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    Top Ranked Snow Shovels, to get the job done right

    Top Ranked Snow Shovels, to get the job done right. Shoveling snow is one of our least favorite winter chores, but when you pick the right tool for the job you can save time and your back. So, what are the most important features of a good snow shovel? BMS did a little digging to find out. (see what we did there?) The most important features of your next snow shovel are (drumroll please); [...]

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    Best Ice Melt For Homeowners (That Actually Work)

    As gorgeous as a snowy landscape might be, a slippery sidewalk is a dangerous result!  What can a homeowner to do to fend off icy walkways and avoid a catastrophe? We recommend early application of ice melt. These are our top five best ice melts, for homeowners use. Ice melt is the general name used for various products geared toward melting snow and ice. These products can vary in terms [...]

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    Landscaping Resolutions for 2017

    Making resolutions for 2017? Don’t forget setting some goals for your landscaping, here are a few ideas to get your started; Give Composting a try Composting increases organic matter in the soil, feeding plants, balancing difficult soil types, and extending the growing season by moderating soil temperatures. It also reduces the volume of yard waste. Try your hand at growing a few [...]

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    The What and Why of Compost

    What is compost and why you need it. Stated simply, compost is decayed organic matter such as yard and food waste that is rich in nutrients, aids in plant growth and helps improve soil composition. The act of composting is the natural process of recycling such material. This is extremely beneficial to improve the various native soil types in Howard and Carroll County, Maryland. Benefits of [...]

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    Fall is for Hardy Bulbs

    Fall is in full swing. While gardening might not be foremost on your mind if you live in Carroll or Howard County, Maryland, it is certainly an ideal time to get your hardy bulbs planted so you can enjoy those gorgeous spring blooms. Examples of hardy bulbs:   Tulips Irises Daffodils Hyacinths Crocuses When to Plant hardy Bulbs:   Prime time for hardy bulb [...]

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    Specifics on Composting

    Once you’ve determined a place and structure for your compost you will have to add the material. While there isn’t necessarily a perfect compost recipe, there are specific concepts that make the process more efficient and help to avoid any problems.   Adding Material   A common guideline is a 3:1 ratio of brown material and green material, water and air.   [...]

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    The importance of leaf removal

    The importance of leaf removal in Maryland A significant fall lawn care task, often misunderstood is leaf removal. While it is true that colder temperatures slow grass growth, the process of photosynthesis is still happening and the grass needs to store the energy made from photosynthesis for use in the spring. When leaves fall from the tress and rest on your lawn, they create a barrier between [...]

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    Aeration

    3 May 2013 | blog
    Aeration

    Aeration Aeration is a key factor in establishing and maintaining a beautiful Maryland lawn. Mowing, fertilizing and watering are all elements in the lawn care puzzle but it is equally important to ensure the nutrients being provided to your lawn can reach the soil beneath your grass. Aeration does exactly that, allowing air and water to penetrate built-up grass commonly referred to as lawn [...]

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