If you don’t have a green thumb to spruce up your yard for a summer full of cookouts, pool parties and backyard shindigs, don’t worry. Leave the hard work to the experts. These top-notch DC-area landscapers have got both you and your lawn covered.

Antheian Landscapes

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(888) 335-6255

Antheian Landscapes is a one-stop shop for all your year-round landscaping needs. Leave your lawn in the hands of a capable crew that can mow, mulch, trim, aerate and weed. There’s no rush when it comes to Antheian’s work. The crew painstakingly removes weeds from fencing and bushes, trims shrubbery, rakes and removes leaves, branches and debris, aerates soil and feeds flowers and plantings. These professionals trim back lawn edges, creating a crisp, neat appearance. During the winter season, its snow and ice management services keep your parking lots and sidewalks plowed and de-iced during and after winter storms–maintaining a safe environment for your family, employees and patrons. The firm offers customized seasonal plans that cater to the specific needs of your property and its informative and interactive website keeps you in the know. Let Antheian’s meticulous work whip your lawn and property into shape.

Ellis Landscaping

Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 509-2984

This full-service landcaping company aims to exceed your expectations. With 20 years of experience in commercial and residential services, no job is too big or small for Ellis Landscaping. The firm’s work ranges from hedge trimming and plant and flower beautification to fertilizing, seeding and sodding, hardscapes, retaining walls and even athletic field construction. With an impressive online project portofolio, Ellis Landscaping offers free consultations as well as quick and easy online invoice payments.

Wisteria Landscapers
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 832-4434

This upscale landscape designer offers services that go beyond the lawn. With more than 60 years of combined experience in the landscaping industry, Wisteria Landscapers creates hardscapes for patios, driveways, paths and steps which give an immediate lift to any outdoor environment. The firm also specializes in decks, porticos, trellises, arbors and the like to give your outdoor space a great focal point for added elegance and drama. And rest assured, this team of green thumbs practices “green landscaping,” recycling bio waste to create its own compost. Wisteria also employs alternative plant care techniques that do not rely on the use of pesticides, and utilizes planting methods that help clean the air and reduce CO2 while providing natural shading.

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Professional Grounds, Inc.
Lorton, VA 22079
(703) 339-0600

In business since 1974, this family owned and operated landscaping firm focuses on nurturing a solid relationship with its clientele through great service and attention. With residential design/build and commercial property maintenance portfolios, Professional Grounds does it all. Its skilled staff that includes landscape designers, certified horticulturists, foremen and landscaping crews is Angie’s List approved and equipped to handle all of your landscaping needs. The company also periodically volunteers it services to the community and supports local charities and charitable events.

Dennis M. Kehoe Landscape Contractors
Washington, DC 20015
(301) 602-1012

Dennis M. Kehoe Landscape Contractors is a full-service landscaping company that prides itself in quality craftsmanship and offers services to the DC, Maryland and northern Virginia areas. For the past 16 years, the firm has been entrusted with the landscaping maintenance of the oldest historic home in Montgomery County, Maryland — historic Milton/Loughborough House. The firm’s website offers a timely blog complete with gardening tips and tricks to help your outdoor spaces live up to their fullest potential.

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